releases a new crossover single, Eventually". For over a decade, Cynthia is best known for her sultry and playful iconic rendition of Santa Baby", oft miscredited to Marilyn Monroe. The heart tugging ballad, Eventually" taps into her soulful side.
“For Cynthia Basinet, her voice itself is an instrument. In terms of emotional power, it's a lethal weapon. Sensual, emotionally damaged and world-weary, Basinet's vocals have the makings of a film noir femme fatale..."
Eventually is Cynthia's 10th release and available on iTunes and Amazon.
About Cynthia Basinet
Cynthia Basinet (who is often called “C” by her friends) has had a colorful and successful life in several fields, and she is just getting started. She is an exquisite and glamorous singer with a highly expressive voice and a real feel for American standards.
“I was raised on jazz,” says Ms. Basinet. “My Dad used to play records by Ella, John Coltrane and many others. In fact, my mother has said that I heard jazz while still in my womb.” Born in the San Fernando Valley, she was raised in the Silicon Valley near San Francisco. Classically trained on flute and saxophone (playing first chair in her school bands), she also sang opera while loving the American popular songbook.
Her iconic version of Santa Baby" has become a classic by influencing nearly ever version since she released it via the MP3 revolution in 1999. She was one of the first artists to launch independently via the Internet with the release of the Christmas song, originally recorded as a gift.
Despited being raised as a musician, the single mom modeled in Europe for several years before returning to the US where she has appeared in over 100+ films and commercials.
In 2001, Cynthia used this visibility to raise awareness for refugees she visited in the Western Sahara. She was later nominated for a shared Nobel Peace Prize in 2005.
2003, saw her Santa Baby" in the indie cult classic, Party Monster" soundtrack
Just recently CBS reaired their NCIS LA Holiday Episode with her song as the season's closure.
She continues dividing her time between New York and Los Angeles, performing, recording, writing and more acting.