"Intoxicating...captivating vocal style" -Global Rhythm Magazine, 2007 "Her sound is sweet" -The Village Voice "Crafting a sound that defies genre" -Washington Square News, 2007 "Potentially the biggest break-out act of the entire festival season" -Saratoga Journal "Sinem writes from the heart, enticing the listener into her world." -Skope Magazine "Great singing, strumming, and songwriting!" -The Bulletin, 2007 Every song and lyric in Sinem Saniye's (pronounced SEE-nem SAH-nee-yeh) debut album, "When I Don't Sleep.." comes from the most honest and passionate place in her heart. "When I Don't Sleep" is a mixture of heartfelt songs as honest as a diary about a troubled youth, vulnerability, the search for identity, celebrating the afterlife, finding love the most unlikely places, sexual discoveries, restlessness, anxiety, fear and all thoughts that race through a person's mind when they lie awake ... What keeps YOU up a night? Exploring these captivating subjects, Sinem's voice comes through as honest, smooth, strong, and soaring while alternatingly shy, gritty, and vulnerable. The songs are deliciously presented in Pop Americana style with Bossa Nova, Jazz, and Middle-Eastern flavors, combining Sinem's love of Pop beats and song structure with World music influences. "When I Don't Sleep.." will have a place in your collection forever, never aging over time. The album is youthful with its childlike and innocent nature, always restless, never weary, yet brewing with a secret sensuality that is begging to be released.