This song combines opera with pop. POPERA! The operatic vocal at the beginning will fool you – but when that beat drops?
You’re in trouble.
This is a banger, and it’s done so well! Probably my favourite track of the year so far!
I like opera, and the crossover for me works, it’s combining classical music with 21st century pop – the bass line, the lyrical references to Queens both mythical and historical – even throwing in references to chariots…
Also pay attention to the melody there is a nod to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Pachelbel’s Canon in D.
The opera vocal?
NOT A SAMPLE.
Born in Rockville, MD, Cassandra (Pinataro) began singing as soon as she could speak. She grew up in Duluth, GA before moving to Binghamton, NY for middle school and high school. Her family now resides in Atlanta, GA. “Every city I’ve lived in has taught me something about myself and the world around me,” she explains. “Although it was difficult to move often, I’m grateful for the memories I have made and the lessons I have learned in each place.”
In high school, Cassandra began to dabble with her songwriting skills, composing several pop songs but never releasing them. It wasn’t until the Coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in 2020 that she found what she loved most about the creative process of music. She started writing and co-writing pop music and began recording soon after.
As a trained opera singer, Cassandra has a vast vocal range that spans over four octaves. She has a fierce sound, with the ability to seamlessly weave in and out of tricky vocal runs that would trip up most singers. As an artist, her goal is to never treat two songs the same, thus developing a new sound for each one.
Cassandra graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Voice Performance. In late 2023, she graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Masters in Music Business and a 4.0 GPA. Her 35-page thesis paper revolved around the concept of “Popera” music.
Cassandra was also a finalist in the 2023 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
With a combined total almost 500K streams on Spotify, Cassandra uses her talent to spread encouraging messages through her music.
Special thanks to Colleen Lippert Anchor Publicity