The interpreter of Inuk TikTok releases his first song
“Together As One”, first single from Brenda Montana’s upcoming album
A TikTok performer and pop singer from Rankin Inlet released the first single from her upcoming debut album this week.
Brenda Montana, known as @inuksuk on the social media video-sharing site, has added her song “Together As One” to music streaming platforms. The song is featured on his upcoming debut album, Qaujimagit.
The album is set to be released August 26 through Hitmakerz, a record label with studios in Iqaluit, Ottawa and Toronto specializing in Indigenous music.
The song is about “community and togetherness,” Hitmakerz spokesperson Thor Simonsen said in a press release.
It is also a traditional Ayaya song that honors the Inuit culture of Montana.
“An Ayaya song tells stories or shares your thoughts,” she said in the statement. “It’s also about learning more about the land and the people.
“I see a lot of people struggling and feeling lonely, but they should know there are people around them,” Montana said. “One day I want everyone to forgive each other and be there for each other because being together as one would honestly help [the world] a lot.”
The song was recorded in September and was produced by Tev Bourque of Tev Sound. The single was made possible with financial support from the Government of Nunavut, Simonsen said.
Montana has nearly 125,000 followers on TikTok and his videos, which often highlight aspects of Inuit culture, comedy and music, have garnered more than 2 million likes.
Her music has been recognized at the Qilaut songwriting competition and she recently performed at the Arctic Sounds festival in Sisimiut, Greenland.