Montana Tucker Dishes on Her Uplifting Weekend Anthem, 'Sunday Funday'

Montana Tucker is the definition of a multi-hyphenate.

She's a singer-songwriter, dancer and actress who has also become a social media superstar, and she rocks everything she touches. That includes her latest incredible single, "Sunday Funday," with its funky synth beat that hearkens back to simpler times—plus a retro-themed music video that's as fun as it is fabulous.

Searching for a new anthem to brighten up your weekends? "Sunday Funday" is it, and we got the chance to ask Montana all about the song, its music video and her biggest inspirations of the year.

Montana Tucker Sunday Funday song cover

("Sunday Funday" via Mr. 305 Records)

Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Sunday Funday"?

Montana Tucker: Sunday is known to be a day to just have fun and I wanted to write a song to inspire everyone during these hard times to just forget about the hard times and keep Sunday a Sunday Funday. Actually we should all try to make every day a Sunday Funday.


SH: What inspired the song, and why is it meaningful to you?

MT: Definitely the times we are currently going through and have been going through because of the pandemic. I always really wanted to inspire people through my music. With my prior song, "I'm Not Alone," I got thousands of emails and DM's from my fans telling me how much my song has helped them face their difficulties, so with "Sunday Funday," I really want to motivate people now to try and make the best of the times. Even though we have restrictions, we can still be creative.

Bruce Bonilla: Montana Tucker Sunday Funday music video '50s car

(Photo credit: Bruno Bonilla)


SH: What do you think is the most magical thing about the weekend?

MT: Well, in normal times, it's usually a time when everyone can get together without thinking of work!!


SH: What are you favorite ways to unwind for the weekend?

MT: I love hiking and being outdoors!

Bruce Bonilla: Montana Tucker Sunday Funday music video sitting on car

(Photo credit: Bruno Bonilla)


SH: Can you tell us the story behind the music video? What was the idea behind it, and do you have a favorite story from the shooting day?

MT: It took a lot of planning. I came up with the creative. I love to be involved in the whole process of my projects. Since I wasn't around in the '50s, '60s or even the '80s, I had to do a lot of research regarding the clothing, hairstyles, etc. I even researched the convertible cars of each era!

We shot the video during COVID, in South Florida, and it was in the middle of summer, so you can imagine how uncomfortable it was wearing the masks, which everyone who appears in the video wore the entire time we weren't on camera—not only the individuals that made an appearance in the video wore a mask, but the crew as well. We had a great team and tried to forget about the COVID restrictions and focused on having a real Sunday Funday!


SH: Why do you think TikTok has been such a successful platform for you? What do you love about posting there?

MT: I think all my fans know how much I appreciate them. I try to also respond to as many fans as I can on TikTok. I have stayed true to who I am when it comes to incorporating dance into my TikTok videos. I also have started doing some skit videos that don't have dance in them, but I still keep them geared toward my "real self".

My manager gets so many brands that write her, saying that they love what I stand for and that is why they want me to represent their brands. I really love TikTok because you can make cute videos in 15 seconds, so that means I can film multiple videos quickly, and with different TikTokers in them.


SH: How has the pandemic changed the way you make music, if at all? Has it been a challenge?

I can't perform live anymore, which has me really missing the live interaction with my fans. I can't wait to go on tour and meet all my fans around the world.

Bruce Bonilla: Montana Tucker Sunday Funday music posing in front of car

(Photo credit: Bruno Bonilla)


SH: Are there any artists that are particularly inspiring you during these unusual times?

Anyone who knows me knows I am obsessed with JLo! I respect her work ethics and, of course, her talent. They say JLo is the hardest working artist. I've worked on several projects with her recently, as well as in the past. I booked music videos and modeling jobs that called for a younger JLo lookalike. JLo is a true triple threat and she, like I, started out as a dancer. I also respect the kind of mother she is to her twins. I guess you can say I love JLo!


SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?

MT: To everyone reading this, one motto I live by and hopefully you will too—take your passion, and make it happen!


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