Calgary hip-hop tour de force Sinzere is sharing the video for « Active, » an anthem of resilience, off her latest EP, Highkey.
The video shows Sinzere in the role of a boxer preparing for the fight of her life: her versus herself. What follows is a gruesome fight for peace. After being knocked out in the ring, she’s seen training and eventually fighting again, getting back on her feet when she’s battered, bruised, and broken. It’s a potent metaphor for what Sinzere has called her « survivor’s tale. »
A press release describes the track as « a testimony of some of the highs and lows in Sinzere’s life. » In particular, almost « losing her life in the middle of a shoot-out at an event she threw, » and « coming to grips with her lifestyle at the time. »
« I was in a dark place and used that darkness to transcend the pain I was feeling, » Sinzere said. « Through this intense sense of awareness and healing, Highkey was born. »
Sinzere’s three-track EP, Highkey, was recorded during the National Music Centre’s 2020 concert, recording, and mentorship series, which was sponsored by RBC and supported several artists affected by COVID-19.
Watch the video above and hear the full Highkey EP now.