Edina Balint is a singer-songwriter from British Columbia. She began playing piano at the age of nine and guitar at thirteen. Edina has an extensive knowledge of a variety of music genres ranging from classical to pop/rock.
Her style fuses together the acoustic rock sounds of bands such as Nickelback and Lifehouse with contemporary piano. She released her debut EP titled “Our World” in July 2018.
Great to have you on Pump it up Magazine. Please, introduce yourself?
My name is Edina Balint and I am a 22 year old musician from British Columbia, Canada. I attend university and compose music in my spare time. After 10 years of studying piano, and learning to sing and play guitar on my own I released my debut EP, Our World.
2. How did you get started in the music business?
I attended a local talent show in high school and afterwards was invited to perform at a music festival in my city. In my first year of university I also volunteered at a campus radio station which exposed me more to the music scene and the people who are involved in promoting the local arts. Since then, I started composing my own music in my home studio and have tried to promote my music in my hometown as well as internationally.
3. Tell us about your new single? And what’s the story behind it
My new single Race to the Top (remix) is a song that I re-recorded and included in my EP, Our World. The acoustic and the pop/rock versions are both on the CD, however they each carry different sounds and energies. The single is about striving to reach your aspirations and feeling somewhat disappointed in the journey to success. Once changing your goals to reflect your true values and desires, it becomes much easier to accept whatever challenges life throws at you.
4. What makes your productions unique? And how would you describe it? (genres/sub-genres)?
My productions are somewhat raw, in that I don’t use excessive instrumentation and I keep my original vocals on the tracks. I enjoy a variety of genres ranging from rock to classical which comes out in my CD as well, especially on songs like Our World and Seaside Boulevard. If I had to place my music into a genre it would probably be folk rock or alternative.
5. Who are your biggest musical influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
My biggest musical influences would be City and Color, Lifehouse, P!nk and One Republic. And I would like to collaborate with Ed Sheeran since he is such a sincere and talented artist.
6. Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of? (awards, projects or public performances etc)
The release of my debut EP is the part of my musical career that I’m most proud of. I worked about a year on writing the songs, recording and re-recording them and then putting the entire CD together, so I feel like it was a long but rewarding process.
7. What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
I would tell them to try to connect with their community’s music scene and to not be afraid to step out of their comfort zones when it comes to performing and sharing their music with others. It’s always better to try something rather than to lose out on opportunities for fear of rejection.
8. If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
Thank you for listening to my music and for encouraging me through feedback on my songwriting.
9. What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects or tours?
I plan to start working on another CD next year and to network more through musician conventions. My goal is also to become more active in my community’s music scene so that I can potentially collaborate with other musicians on my upcoming singles.