Bonnaroo Artist | CYN
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Thursday | Plaza 9 @ 12:00pm (acoustic) | This Tent @ 5:45pm
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorites acts from from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2018 lineup. As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, or most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. Though we’ll be jumping around, we’re loosely working our way through by day, and we’ll also be bringing you some special features and longer guides along the way, to help you plan your weekend before the fest. While these previews won’t span every performer, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
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Born Cynthia Nabozny in the suburbs of Detroit, just a few short years ago electropop newcomer CYN was simply a midwestern teenager with musical aspirations and dreams of outgrowing her typical, small town life. After working with producer Felix Snow in 2015, gravitating towards a more synth-drenched, pop rooted sound on transformative single “Only with You,” Cynthia soon found herself showcasing the track for Katy Perry in Los Angeles through a lucky and serendipitous series of circumstances, wowing the pop icon and inking a deal with Perry’s Unsub label imprint.
More or less a protégé of Perry’s, CYN, now 24, has transformed into a buzzworthy, confident, and unique pop fixture, working with Katy and the Unsub team on her forthcoming debut EP, which spawned a series of early singles last year met with widespread critical acclaim. Often promising pop up and comers wind up on the Who Stage or On Tap Lounge, a great “you heard it first” opportunity, but with her swift traction, CYN is already slated to debut on This Tent- first night with no main stage competition to boot. Small to mid-tier pop doesn’t always get its due attention at Bonnaroo, but year after year we catch some serious gems who might otherwise float under the radar, and whether or not you’re a Katy Perry fan, you’re sure to fall in love with CYN’s substantive, hook-laden, and earnest style.
LISTEN | “Together”
WATCH | “Only With You” (Official Music Video)