Robin Cisek urges you to open up in her darkly compelling new electro-pop single Speak To me — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Stylishly propelled percolating synthesizer sequences and a stark, hard-hitting backbeat, Speak To Me is the lead single from the Edmonton alt-pop artist’s new album Delicate Minds, set for release in June. Laced with urgently powerful vocals and catchy, dynamic melodies, Speak To Me is also a song with an important message. “I wrote Speak To Me online with my producers during the COVID lockdown,” says Robin. “The song was written to encourage people to talk about their mental health and it aims to break the stigma behind mental illness while allowing me to have lots of fun with my vocal range.”
Cisek is a singer-songwriter who creates melodic and moody, alternative pop with introspective and vulnerable lyrics. She emerged into her music career after years of struggles with health problems. These experiences have fuelled her growth as a songwriter and encouraged her to write about experiences that are highly relatable but not often talked about. Robin uses her soulful and highly stylized vocals to create mysterious and dramatic narratives that are captivating and powerful.
Robin’s inspiration comes from her own experiences and her Métis heritage, which takes form in music through her alternative beats and lyrics. Robin was awarded many high adjudications for her vocals and her first singles received many praises in addition to being played on radio in Canada and internationally. Her 2019 single Waiting On You claimed the #1 spot on XRP radio countdown and the Indigenous Music Countdown, where it remained for 24 weeks.
With her freshman album Delicate Minds, coming out on June 18, Robin is pushing the boundaries by challenging the idea that pop songs can’t be evocative. Robin shows her dedication to creating music that has a profound meaning while being melodic, catchy and listenable. Through her new music she discusses the deep meanings and emotional aspects of mental health while infusing her lyrics and sound with hopefulness and a positive outlook on the future. Her album is an ode to those dealing with mental illness and a celebration of their strength and resiliency. The album has six songs that address issues around speaking about mental health, anxiety, addiction, perception of mental illness in society, gaslighting, and trauma. This album is Robin’s best work to date and showcases her skills as a songwriter.
Speak To Me will be available May 21 on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services worldwide. Check out the song and the lyric video above, hear more from Robin Cisek below, and keep up with her on her website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.