Indigenous Super Stars’ Canada 2022, Best Emerging Artist, Robin Cisek is a Metis singer/ songwriter from the Edmonton area who creates melodic electro-pop with an alternative flair. Cisek’s music is along the lines of BANKS, Ariana Grande and Grace Mitchell. Robin Cisek emerged into her music career after years of struggles with health problems. “My inspiration comes from my experiences and my Indigenous heritage which takes form in my music through concepts, alternative beats and lyrics,” says Cisek.
With her Freshman album, Delicate Minds (2021), Cisek created a cohesive project consisting of six songs that discuss the emotional aspects of mental health. Cisek says “ I wanted to create a project that talked about mental health with a sense of hope and healing and cover many different aspects such as trauma, perception of mental illness, and anxiety.” The music from the album and accompanying interviews with Cisek have been published online in many music blogs and publications such as Canadian Beats, Music Insider Global, Buzz Music and more.
After the release of her album, Cisek’s career has been on an upward momentum. In 2022, Cisek was chosen as one of seven Indigenous artists in Canada to participate in the APTN RBCxMusic Indigenous Music Accelerator 2021 as well as one of 10 artists to participate in the Indigenous Women in Music residency Manitoba Music. At the end of 2021, she was named the winner of the Ctribe Music Verse competition (October 2021) and chosen as an Alberta Foundation for the Arts featured artist (September, 2021).
Robin released her first commercial song with the guidance of Grammy winning mixers and producers in NYC. Since her first song release, Robin has been on the Indigenous Music Countdown top 10 a total of four times. Robin’s 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.