MÉTIS MUSICIAN ROBIN CISEK RELEASES SCI-FI MUSIC VIDEO
Robin's music video for her song, "Memories" takes inspiration from sci-fi media and futuristic techwear styles to illustrate the individualized and very personal struggle with that people have with their mental health. Robin Cisek takes on the role of 3 characters that represent different emotional aspects of herself in an aim to find a purpose or final destination for upsetting memories. This project was created at VStudios in Edmonton with a small crew of 2 Metis creatives from the Edmonton area. Robin Cisek did the wardrobe, hair and makeup and visual character design and Strenneth (Aka Adriel Rosenfeldt) did the directing, editing and special effects. They worked as a team to develop the concepts.
In this music video "A science-fiction world that exists in Robin’s mind, where a version of Robin accesses memories and controls the real-world version of herself.", Director, Adriel Rosenfeldt goes on to say, "The emotional core of the story will revolve around the conflict between memory and identity. By giving Robin’s character the ability to delete memories she doesn’t like, it allows us to see how it can shape her views about the world."
"My album, Delicate Minds, was inspired by how our minds work," says Robin Cisek, "My aim for this project was to create an album that was cohesive both in subject matter and sound. Mental health is complicated; I wanted to create this music to show people with mental illness that they are not alone. My song "Memories" is a song about healing."
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ROBIN CISEK'S BIO
Robin Cisek is a singer/ songwriter who creates melodic and moody, electro-pop with introspective and vulnerable lyrics. Robin Cisek emerged into her music career after years of struggles with health problems. Robin’s inspiration comes from her experiences and her Indigenous heritage which takes form in her music through concepts, alternative beats and lyrics.
Robin released her first commercial song at the end of 2017 and then another in early 2018. Robin Cisek’s first releases were developed with the guidance of grammy winning mixers and producers in NYC. Since her first song release, Robin has been on the Indigenous Music Countdown a total of four times. Robin’s 2nd single, “Waiting on You” claimed the #1 spot on the IMC (May 2019) and remained on the top 40 for 24 weeks consecutively. She has also charted on an online radio station called XRP radio a total of 3 times.
With her Freshman album, called "Delicate Minds" (June, 2021) Robin Cisek created a cohesive project consisting of 6 songs that discuss the deep meanings and emotional aspects of mental health. Her album is an ode to those dealing with mental illness and a celebration of their strength and resiliency. The music from the album and accompanying interviews with Robin Cisek have been published online in many music blogs and publications such as Canadian Beats, Music Insider Global, Buzz Music and more. In 2021, Robin was named the winner of the Ctribe Music Verse competition (October 2021) and chosen as an AFA featured artist (September, 2021). This year, she was also awarded with her first 2 grants, from the AFA and Alberta Music. Her most recent success is being chosen as 1 of 7 Indigenous artists in all of Canada to participate in the Indigenous Music Accelerator 2021 run by RBCXmusic, APTN and Canada's Music Incubator.