LA based electro-pop r&b singer songwriter Pontea (pronounced “Pon-ta”) has released new empowering and emotive single, “What You Don’t Know,” showcasing some of her most vulnerable work to date. Following the release of her feel-good electro-pop anthem “Down for the Ride” late last year, Pontea unveils this scintillating new single while effortlessly fusing her Persian heritage. Listen here
“What You Don’t Know” is a laid-back and soulful pop track that immediately captivates its listeners with its lush soundscape of R&B flavors, a kiss of electronic, and Pontea’s classic vocals and trademark Farsi flow. She consistently takes us into her unique yet familiar world of pop-centric infectious beats and rhythms, while simultaneously breaking the mold of her culture, providing an empowered female voice:
“This song came from the painful place of giving my heart to someone who didn’t see my full worth. I stuck around, allowing myself to be tormented by a limbo between passion, distrust, and hesitation, surrendering to our faltered love. I never felt fully secure, or really quite enough around him. These are the confessional moments behind my thoughts, vacillating between dark uncertainty and then deciding to take my power back.”
Pontea has performed coast to coast, and is known for her captivating stage presence and multi-form shows that feature spontaneous beat-boxing, serving as a testament to her eclectic flare. Building on a loyal fan base stemming from a handful of self-produced cover videos that have garnered over 100,000 views on YouTube. Pontea’s DIY approach has seen constant growth.
“What You Don’t Know” is available for purchase or streaming on all digital platforms.