We’re beyond ecstatic to be Alpine’s Canada Music Partner. In this exclusive profile series, eight Alpine Canada athletes will share their go-to tracks and overall music preferences. You’ll find inspiration to soundtrack your life like a champion, even if you’ve never ridden down a slope!
Q&A session with Erin Mielzynski
If there was a song about your life, what would it be called? Who would sing it (dead or alive)?
What is your go-to song while traveling?
“Cover My Own” by Old Sea Brigade because the melody draws me in, making me look at the world differently and somehow appreciate it more. It’s like the song was created for me to bring me to my next destination.
What is your go-to karaoke song?
“Juicy” by Biggie Smalls because I am not the best singer in the world, so I don’t want to try to sing an intense ballad. I know all the lyrics to this song so that I can have more fun with it. And it is usually not what people expect from me. #DropTheMic
What is your favorite music video?
“Glorious” by Macklemore. In the music video, Macklemore surprises his grandma for her 100th birthday and takes her out for a day of her dreams. My grandparents mean a lot to me, so this video hits home. The song has a remarkable story, is amazingly catchy, but honestly, how cute is his grandma?!
Where is your favorite place to listen to music?
Running in nature: my feet seem to move to the beat of the song. When I look around at my surroundings, they become part of the song’s story. And most of all, if I feel like busting a move, it's just me and the silent environment. You know, if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around… and all that!
Which musician do you most admire?
Beyoncé because she’s kept her down-to-earth nature throughout the stages of her success. Her smile is contagious, and there is nothing that she can’t do. She danced a few months after giving birth, she writes her songs, and dropped a visual album with no warning. Talk about Flawless.
What is your favorite Stingray Vibe? (on the Stingray Music mobile app)
Upbeat: “Essential Back to School Hits”
Contemplative: “Songs for Autumn Skies” and “Pensive Melodies”
What songs do you listen to get pumped up to win?
To get pumped up to win, I need to find my rhythm and flow. If you find me at the starting line, you will usually see me grooving to the beat. I usually start my warm-up listening to some upbeat songs that draw me in such as “Fade” by Kanye West or “Flawless” by Beyoncé. A few minutes before I start, I put on “Juicy by Biggie Smalls. I try and rap the lyrics to the song: this keeps me in the moment, feeling the rhythm. I mean, who wouldn’t want to hear the chorus (“Don’t let them hold you down, reach for the stars”) before trying to reach their dream?
More of Erin’s favorite songs:
- “25.22” by Allan Rayman
- “Drunk in Love” by Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z)
- “Let’s Go” by Khalid
- “Gorgeous” by Taylor Swift
- “Flashed Junk Mind” by Milky Chance
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