Elina is an emerging EDM artist who handles just about every aspect of the musical process from composing to mastering and everything in between.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, she even filmed a home-made music video for her recent track Mesmerized!
She shared some details about the journey that brought her to this point with Trance Music Blog.
I was born in Lithuania and moved to the states in 2003 at the age of eleven. I’ve always loved music and was exposed to trance during my childhood in Lithuania. I started teaching myself to play piano around the age of 12. I’ve also always loved to sing and been working on my vocal technique for a long time.
Even though I’ve written lyrics and played around with piano accompaniment before, the first time I ever completed producing and recording a full track was around the time I was nineteen (a little more than a year ago.) My tracks have been improving ever since. They’re usually in the progressive trance range. I produce, write, sing, mix, and master everything myself.
Mesmerized is driven by Elina’s great voice: her vocals are haunting at times but she also manages to work in a catchy hook. The production is nothing fancy, however, and the keyboards and effects sometimes feel a bit disjointed from the vocals. But there are some powerful musical moments like the piano section during the breakdown around 3:00.
Above all, Elina is an excellent vocalist with a knack for songwriting and it will be fun to see how her sound develops in the future.
Mesmerized is available as a free download on Soundcloud. There are several other interesting tracks to listen to on her profile; one cool tune in particular is The Beat (Put it on Repeat).
The music video features some dancing and interesting visual effects, and you can check it out video below. The Soundcloud response has been overwhelmingly positive. What do you think about Mesmerized?