a Canadian-born artist, delivers a lush, bold, and spiritual sound with a strikingly vulnerable narrative. She attributes her unique sound to the rich cultural upbringing she experienced as a first-generation North American raised in a South Asian home.
Her debut EP, “after the rain", infuses traditional Eastern-Sufi sounds with contemporary R&B production, providing the perfect canvas for the introspective lyrics that reflect cimone’s struggles with self-identity. With her debut single, “pink clouding”, showcasing the struggles of pretending to be okay, her second single, "late nights", offers a more open-hearted approach to her vulnerability. Through late-night drives and conversations under the stars, this single narrates the nervous excitement of young love, and an openness to trust the heart.
Before graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2019, cimone began working as a songwriter whilst writing and producing her debut EP with producer Cristobal "Finesé" Cruz-Garcia. She released "Heal A Heart" in May 2020, a collaboration dedicated to volunteers, social workers, and healthcare workers assisting with the pandemic. The song debuted on the global the.ismaili and ismailitv platforms, reaching over 24K views. cimone's smooth sound also led her to perform for Yvette Noel-Shure, former publicist for Prince, John Legend, and current publicist for Beyoncé and Chloe x Halle.
cimone grew up surrounded by music -- performing in community events, talent shows, singing competitions, and even on stage with her musician-father in concert. She began writing songs at 12 years old, influenced by Motown, India Arie, and Mariah Carey, along with Pakistani artist Abida Parveen.
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about "after the rain"
“after the rain” documents cimone’s journey towards acceptance, healing, and recovery. Deeply introspective lyrics and lush vocals lay over an infusion of traditional Eastern-Sufi sounds and contemporary R&B production, illustrating her rich cultural upbringing as a first-generation Canadian-Pakistani. “after the rain” brings home the emotional growth showcased in cimone’s first two singles; “pink clouding” and “late nights”; revealing a remarkable self-discovery.