Cynthia Hamar Returns With A Devastatingly Haunting And Introspective Single “Shaken”

Cynthia Hamar is a Métis singer, songwriter, and composer now living in Canada. She was born in Alberta.

Cynthia Hamar is a folk musician who composes music that is menacing, powerful, and contemplative. MacEwan University’s Recording and Production programme are where Hamar is concentrating his studies on earning his Bachelor of Music degree.

With three studio albums under her belt and countless kilometres on the road touring under her belt, Hamar is capable of executing timeless compositions that are comparable to the sound of artists such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Waits, and Feist.

Hamar makes her triumphant comeback to the limelight with the release of “Shaken,” a heartbreakingly eerie and contemplative tune that will be on her highly anticipated forthcoming fourth album titled “Joint & Marrow.”

The song “Shaken” is both painful and optimistic all at the same time. It is accompanied by an earthy and atmospheric roots arrangement, and it is laid beneath the warmth of Hamar’s rich and extremely passionate voice.

The track was produced by Paul Johnston, and it incorporates the work of renowned session musicians Chris Andrews, Jamie Cooper, and Paul Johnston, in addition to the work of Joel Schwartz, a producer and guitarist from Toronto.

Cynthia Hamar Returns With A Devastatingly Haunting And Introspective Single “Shaken”
Cynthia Hamar Returns With A Devastatingly Haunting And Introspective Single “Shaken”

The album “Shaken” is the follow-up to Hamar’s most recent release, “The Son and I,” which was a joint effort between Hamar and her son Zadok, who was 18 years old at the time.

She discussed her music career and her most recent song in further detail in an interview that she gave not too long ago.

What is your real and showbiz name?
My real name and showbiz name are currently the same! I have contemplated changing it up so I can separate the two but haven’t taken that leap yet and not sure if I will.

Where are you from (hometown)?
I grew up around the hamlet of Entwistle about an hour west of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

How did you get into music?
My family was always very musical and artistic. My dad and 4 older siblings all played the guitar and sang; we didn’t have a television so the entertainment was always homegrown. My sister taught me basic guitar chords and watching her writing inspired me to try it myself. From a young age, I remember making up little songs and recording them into my little cassette player.

What field or genre are you into and give a brief description of what your field feels like?
I believe my music is best described as Americana as it tends to merge varied traditions such as blues, country, folk, jazz, gospel and maybe a pinch of rock and roll. The focus on lyrics and melody lean toward a contemplative feel which some have told me is very peaceful and soothing. Overall I am just trying to be as honest as I can, offering nuggets I’ve moulded and discovered on my own life journey that may connect with someone else and help them through.

Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why??
Emotion inspires me the most I would say. Things I notice and feel tend to unravel within me as a melody when I take the time to listen. As for motivation, I think that would be a belief that life is short and I need to make the most of every opportunity. Exercising daily purposeful intention cures the anxiety that tries to rumble around inside me.

What does your current song/album mean to you?
The single “ Shaken” is an internal conversation about trauma; recognizing the deep groaning and the need to let go of the pain to embrace a brighter future. I originally wrote it to myself over the period of a couple of years. Processing the change in our family dynamic, then a huge upset in my marriage. It’s written from a point of exhaustion surrendering to a solution and I hope it inspires the listener to process their own pain and see the comfort in choosing to forgive and move on.

Hamar explains:

Shaken is an internal conversation about trauma; recognizing the deep groaning and the need to let go of the pain to embrace a brighter future. I originally wrote it to myself over the period of a couple of years. Processing the change in our family dynamic, then a huge upset in my marriage. It’s written from a point of exhaustion, surrendering to a solution and I hope it inspires the listener to process their own pain and see the comfort in choosing to forgive and move on.

What do you do aside from this profession? What are your hobbies?
My husband and I own a ranch where we both grew up. We have cattle and horses so we do some sorting and penning. I also have a garden that I really enjoy in the summer. In the winter I like to paint, usually acrylic. We also owned a CrossFit gym for 11 years so fitness is something I really enjoy as well.

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