By Alexa Shabinsky | November 5, 2020 |
The South Florida native on the release of “Sunday Funday,” filming during the pandemic and her ultimate—wait for it—Sunday funday.
With the release of her new single, “Sunday Funday,” award-winning artist, dancer, actress and social media star Montana Tucker delivers big on the feel-good vibes.
Where did the idea for the song come from? Sunday is known to be a day to just have fun... Well, it’s a cliche!
I love the evolution of time in the ‘Sunday Funday’ music video. What was the creative process? It was totally my idea to do the music video this way. Since I wasn’t around in the ’50s, ’60s and even the ’80s, I had to do a lot of research regarding the clothing, hairstyles, etc. We even researched cars.
How was filming a music video during COVID-19? We filmed for 14 hours, during the summer and in sunny South Florida. I think people, years from now, are going to still be watching my music video, because of the scene from 2020 where we wear masks. It’s like every era is remembered for something.
You are the only female artist signed with Mr. 305 Records. How does that make you feel? Like a queen in an amazing empire. The fact that a legend like Pitbull, Mr. Worldwide/Mr. 305, believes in me is beyond amazing. I still sometimes think it’s not real and that I’m just dreaming my dream.
You are a role model for many young women who follow you on all your platforms. What message do you hope this song sends them? I want them to know that we all are going through these hard times together with COVID-19, and that’s why I created this song. I want everyone to just listen to it, put a smile on their face, and make their every day a Sunday Funday.
Who is your biggest inspiration in the music industry? I am obsessed with J-Lo! I really admire her work ethic. I respect her not only for how talented she is, but also for being such a dedicated loving mom to her two children. I’ve worked on several projects with her recently and, even in the past, booked music videos and modeling jobs that called for a J-Lo look-alike.
You have a large following on TikTok too. Is that a platform you like to promote your music on, or do you just like to have fun with friends on it? Definitely promoting my music too. It’s crazy—my first single with Mr. 305, which was ‘Hola,’ got over 50,000 videos on TikTok alone that my fans and some friends created. Even my friends Jason Derulo, King Bach and Lele Pons surprised me and made a dance video to ‘Hola.’
You are involved in several different foundations. Why is giving back to your community so important? We should never take anything for granted. People need to realize that nothing is guaranteed in life, and maybe one day it’s going to be them in need. It’s not just important to give financial support but also to do volunteer work. Volunteer your time, even if it’s just a few hours a week, to a foundation that you feel passionate about. Every little bit counts.
Describe your ultimate Sunday Funday in Miami. Spending the day with my mom, who’s my best friend, and just hanging out together.
Photography by: by Claire Lejeune