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Cyn, born Cynthia Nabozny, is on the brink of cultivating the dreamy music career that nearly every singer daydreams about, but few can seriously fathom. Just a few years ago, Cyn was a teenager growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, jotting lyrics in notebooks and escaping the melancholy of middle America through music. But now, because of her delightful voice and unabashed determination, CYN finds herself playing music for Katy Perry in her home and signed to the mega pop star’s label, Unsub Records.
“I found myself in Katy Perry's living room playing my original music on a very colorful piano," Cyn tells Billboard. "It was absolutely surreal, but I got to wake up the next morning and tell myself it wasn't a dream.”
After attending Perry’s California Dreams Tour in 2011, Cyn says she reached out to Perry’s opening act, DJ Skeet Skeet, and after hearing her transformative voice, he knew the up-and-coming artist had something to offer. Over time, she says the two fostered a friendship, Skeet brought her out to L.A. to collaborate, and eventually she was connected to Perry, who fell in love with Cyn in just the same way.