More than a trivial pursuit

Growing up, electronic music singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko never thought that she could make it in music.

Today, her songs clock millions of streams on music-streaming service Spotify.

"I think it's unbelievable," the 22-year-old says in the latest episode of ST Sessions, which is back for a fourth season.

The Straits Times' online video series features rising talents in Singapore's music scene.

Music is more than just a trivial pursuit for the Singapore Management University undergraduate.

When she released her debut single, 1057, in 2016, it went to No. 1 on Spotify's local Top 50 Viral chart.

She ranks fourth on Spotify's list of top local female artists, behind Mandopop stars Stefanie Sun, Tanya Chua and Olivia Ong.

Sokko has since released more singles as well as a debut EP titled N° last year, and has performed at major events like Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2017.

ST Sessions' fourth season is part of a series of digital video programmes produced in partnership with the Info-communications Media Development Authority and Singapore Press Holdings.

Besides Sokko, the season features seven other acts, including pop singer Falling Feathers and singer-songwriter Abbey Simone.

Eddino Abdul Hadi

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2018, with the headline 'More than a trivial pursuit'. Subscribe