Introducing: Ro – To Pretend


Melbourne’s Ro returned last week with new single To Pretend – a musing on ‘the birds and the bees’, and learning to ditch bedroom expectations and stop pretending.

To Pretend sounds as expected amazing. I really like the quirky melodies. Besides, the vocals are so captivating. Furthermore, I am also a big fan of the dynamic chorus!

The single is accompanied by a freeing and emotional music video, directed by Peter Elisha Hume.

Speaking about the music video, Ro says: ”We had so much fun filming this. There’s something so visceral about dancing around on a pier in the rain. My hoodie was sopping wet, my bare legs shivering in the cold, my make-up washed away.

I felt stripped of everything material and mental. I felt reset. To Pretend is about being open and vulnerable, not performing to unrealistic standards. So it was the perfect spot to shoot the music video in.

I used to be scared to open myself up, and be honest about what I wanted, what I needed. I longed for the uncomplicated intimacy that comes with healthy relationships. To achieve that, I realised that I didn’t have to pretend to be somebody I’m not. I only had to be myself.

The music video really embodies this grounded, joyful feeling of self discovery. I’m not even embarrassed of my dorky dance moves.”

You can say without any doubt that Ro has made incredibly good music, To Pretend is a modern gem. Start streaming it as soon as possible!


Do not hesitate and add To Pretend to your playlist(s).

You can stream To Pretend below on Spotify or YouTube!