Mission, a song by the young jazz pianist Tamás Balogh encompasses well what sport and music have in common: the aspiration for improvement and accomplishment, fidelio.hu writes.
Tamás Balogh, a participant in the 50 Talented Young Hungarians programme, found inspiration in the intersection of the two fields. “I’ve been following Katinka Hosszú’s successes for a long time, it is extraordinary what she has achieved, and how she managed to reach the height of her career at the Olympics. The mentality with which she sets her goals and then accomplishes them is very inspiring. I strive for the same with music. In the past I was prone to procrastination, but then – partly inspired by her – I realised that there is only here and now. It’s a cliché but everything starts in the present,” he said.
The song Mission was written months ago, but was recorded in his home studio only recently. The track features the talented singer Lili Nagy, student of the Kodolányi János College in Székesfehérvár.
Tamás Balogh is releasing a full album entitled Mystic Stars on YouTube soon. “This will be a jazz/hip-hop album which features electronic tunes as well as live instruments and vocals. I was inspired by the likes of Flying Lotus, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, or Kendrick Lamar. It’s a big dream of mine to work together with my idols one day,” he said.
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