Through the words Ventresca sings in the new single ”Sinner,” her sentiments and the linguistics through which they are being presented to the audience almost unmistakably channel the feel of an isolation-era world waiting to come to life once more. The insularity of the harmony through which Ventresca delivers them only makes the feeling more intense, and outside of the verses comprising the chorus, there’s scarcely a patch where the tense atmosphere dissipates for even a moment.
Beyond the immensely engaging lyrical content here, the instrumentation is just as affectionate in style and tone. Although I had not had the chance to listen to her before getting word of this new single and its stately music video – both of which feel like personality pieces in more ways than one -Ventresca seems like someone who we can rely on to reject the very notion of being stingy with the melodic faceting of a single, and in this sense,
“Sinner” is by no means a break from tradition – instead, it’s an affirmation. We don’t quite know what to expect from this young woman at this point, and by playing to consistency while still moving forward to strengthen and evolve her sound, she puts herself in a category well above most of the amateur players she’s dealing with in her region.
If you love carefree pop, or pop that doesn’t take a lot of brain power to fall head over heels for, Ventresca is a performer that you need to be taking seriously. “Sinner” feels like an appropriate product of early 2020s culture all things considered, and despite the fact that it might not age well on the other side of Ventresca’s discography as she gets even better than she is now, I think it has the potential to be a foundational track for the next chapter in her career moving forward. She has all the skill in the world to make this kind of sound work for her, and here, she’s showing she isn’t wasting any of her natural talents.