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Schomberg artist explores new ground with new release

November 18, 2020   ·   0 Comments

By Mark Pavilons

Local Journalism Initiative

A King pop/jazz artist is pushing the envelope with the release of a new single.
Schomberg area’s Cynthia Tauro has just released “You Know Me,” a unique blend that’s perking ears.
“This song is about those people who truly know you,” Tauro said. “It’s about those people where there is no need to be anyone but yourself around them – they like you exactly as you are, flaws and all. “
The sentiment felt similar while in the studio recording, she shares.
“This song came easily in the studio … I was fortunate to work with two outstanding drummers – Larnell Lewis and Marito Marques – and, as soon as they heard the first couple of chords and my melody, they knew what the groove needed to be.
“It was so much fun to record and spend time in post-production with Marito exploring and creating for this one song.”
Tauro explained that when she first wrote the song in the summer of 2019, she wrote out exactly how she was feeling.
“Usually, when I write, I don’t hold back, and the feelings are pretty serious, or very emotional. I actually didn’t have the whimsical feel or vibe of the song in mind.
“When I brought the song into the studio, that’s when the song really came to life, and the whimsical, and percussive energy was portrayed. I had Larnell Lewis on drums and Marito Marques on percussion, and as soon as they heard the first couple chords of my song, they immediately knew what the groove had to be.”
Tauro has a unique blend of pop and jazz, something she said creates a bridge for people who don’t usually listen to straight-ahead jazz.
“They are introduced to certain sounds or harmonies they wouldn’t usually hear in top-40 pop music. From what people tell me, they seem to like the in-between genre.”
Music lovers can get a feel for Tauro’s intimate, soulful lyrics and engaging energy in her upcoming EP, due to be released in February 2021.
She’s still in the process of recording a couple of songs, but there will be 4 or 5 songs on the new EP.
“I’m very excited to show people what I have in the works right now! My current single ‘You Know Me’ will for sure be featured and is one of my favourites,” she said.
Catch it on, all of the DSP platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play.
Tauro admits the pandemic has affected her in many ways.
Creativity, she points out, really comes in waves.
“A big part of my life before the pandemic was going out to hear music, and hanging out with musicians. That would really inspire and excite me. Not being able to do that is a bit tough, but I’m able to focus on other things, such as learning the guitar.”
This pandemic has actually shifted her focus and has made her realize what’s important.
“I was primarily a gigging musician and secondary artist. My focus was on playing gigs (weddings, hotels, events) to make money and then writing when I have time. Now my focus is on my writing and doing other jobs that were not required for the musicians role. It’s for sure a change, but I really love it and am happy I’ve made the switch”
Tauro admits she misses performing, but she’s filling the gap with more studio time.
She has done many virtual performances on her Instagram and other sites. If you’re a fan, don’t fret, she’s planning a little holiday virtual concert, with details coming soon.
First known as a composer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and performing artist with a signature, soulful spin within the jazz-pop and world fusion realm, Tauro released her first album Moments (2019) to critical acclaim. Its debut single “Dancing On My Own” hit #1 on the Canadian iTunes Jazz Chart and highlighted the musician’s longstanding talents as seen on stage alongside artists like Little Scream, Harea Band, and as host of Jazz Jam.




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