Cassandra, also known as Cassandra Pinataro, is an artist bringing a new perspective to the pop music scene. Using lyrical depth and melodic intrigue, her mission as an artist is to inspire others to find their inner fire and motivation while staying true to their own values. With strong vocals and a range that spans over four octaves, she is determined to stretch the limits of pop music. She is disrupting the "male fantasy standard" within the pop industry and exploring her message of real love, real relationships, and real happiness on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook @youknowcasssandra as she hopes to be the role model she needed in music as a young girl. Her pop career has begun with monthly releases of singles leading up to the release of her first EP, "Made for Me", on April 16, 2021. Her Fall single, "Meanwhile in My Head", dropped on September 10, 2021 and her 8th single of 2021, a Christmas original titled, "Only Christmas Wish" (feat. Bryan Ruby), dropped on November 19, 2021. Throughout her life, she has been involved in many genres of music and currently studies classical vocal performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Cassandra is currently recording music from Nashville, TN.
Original Pop Music
Meanwhile in My Head
"Meanwhile in My Head" highlights the juxtaposition between feelings of love and betrayal when infidelity is feared within a relationship. I hope this song can make someone feel less alone if they are going through this! Ps. Headphones really bring out the harmonies and creative flair throughout this song.
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Made for Me
Made for Me is an anthem about being unapologetically YOU. People may try to hold you back, tell you to be less, or judge you for being yourself. This song is an ode to the fighters who aren't afraid to be themselves and will take charge of their lives before allowing someone else to hold them down. I hope Made for Me gets you dancing and
Made for Me is an anthem about being unapologetically YOU. People may try to hold you back, tell you to be less, or judge you for being yourself. This song is an ode to the fighters who aren't afraid to be themselves and will take charge of their lives before allowing someone else to hold them down. I hope Made for Me gets you dancing and celebrating the joy of sharing the beautiful YOU with the world.
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“The introduction to Cassandra’s “Drinking Games” opens with a soft fade in that quickly establishes a dark and tense like sound that perfectly captures the audience’s attention. The vocal production throughout the song is excellent because most listeners will be able to hear the sassy personality in Cassandra’s vocals. The lyrics have a message that is rich with details to help listeners visualize the setting that Cassandra is depicting, and the song has a message that is self-empowering. The rhythm has fierce upbeat feeling that most listeners will enjoy hearing. The instrumentals variety chosen for the song has a great mixture of rock, pop, and country that creates a great sound that perfectly complements the vocals from Cassandra. Overall, the song is a great listen and will make a great addition to the playlist.”
— Troy from Today's Country 2021 Playlist via Playlist Push
“Cassandra is the hardest working new artist I know. With powerhouse vocals and flawless technique, she has the tools and drive to make it in the music industry. In the studio she handled herself like a pro and looked totally comfortable in front of the mic. Her foundation is rock solid and she’s positioned for success as pop music evolves into the 2020s.”
“Doors open and close all the time, but if you’re not looking for a door, you’ll never see one.”
Born in Rockville, MD, Cassandra 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 lives in Jacksonville, FL, while Cassandra has moved to Boston, MA to complete her senior year of college studying classical vocal performance at the New England Conservatory. “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. Her most recent single, “Handle This,” was released to the public via all streaming platforms on July 2, 2021 and recently reached over 27,000 streams.
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 released her newest single, “Meanwhile in My Head” on September 10, 2021. “I want fans to feel inspired by who they truly want to be. I hope to be a strong, non-polar influence that encourages people to look inside at what they want to be in life.” Cassandra aims to help invigorate her listeners to find their happiest selves, without being influenced by the media.
Known for bringing powerhouse vocals, crafty storytelling, youthful energy and a message of empowerment in her songs, Cassandra is always setting her sights on achieving success. “2020 motivated me to never wait on my dreams. My passion for creating has never been stronger and I am excited to continue motivating myself to create better, deeper song topics, while pushing the limits of pop vocals.”
You can keep up with Cassandra’s musical journey by following her on TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook @youknowcassandra, where she advocates for mental health, healthy relationships and healthy lifestyles, and on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.