Interview: Linda Marc
Can you tell us a little about yourself? Linda: Name is Lindiwe Marcellus AKA Lindi Marc, am zimbabwean Born South African Based Gospel artist. am a business woman, mother, wife, singer, songwriter. How long have you been creating songs?
Linda: All my life i have doing music, as far as i remember music never leaves me. from singing in pre-school, to singing as a teenager and then churches and different occasions.i grew up in rural area of zimbabwe in the late 90s and i remember i have to walk distance to church occasions to sing. just for the love of singing. but i start writing songs from 15 years. thats actually when i wrote my first song. Faithfulness is the track and nearly 22 years laters it became one of my signature song. What inspired you to get started?
Linda: Basically the love of Christ inspired me. First singing was a gateway for me. it was the only escape plan from poverty and crisis. singing gave me voice when no one back then have voice because of the situation of things in my country then. so basically CHRIST Jesus Gave me strength through music and thats where my inspiration came from. How would you describe your sound/style?
Linda: A groovy gospel Singer. am a praiser and that gospel artist that believe that gospel music is not just for the SAVED But for USAVED Souls. so i do a groovy gospel tracks for everyone both youth old and young but i want people to dance when they hear my music. singing gave me joy as a kid it was my escape root. i forget my problems when am singing and thats how i want people to feel when they hear my music. my style of music is groovy gospel artist. Who are your current inspirations in the music industry?
Linda: We have a gospel legend in my country called Fungisai, i draw so much inspirations from her. Dr Rebbeca Malope of South Africa. and Guess What? my best friend and Fellow Gospel Queen, Letty Chawira, Her music always gives me goosbalms. she is just too good lyrically and more. How do you go about writing a song and what is your process?
Linda: My songs comes any time, can be at midnight driving, walking, i just have to write it down when ever it comes. back then i will just write and save in my locker at work but now with technology i just record in my phone and sometimes when it comes midnight i have a studio at home i just wake my husband up and we just do the track. What are you currently working on?
Linda: I took little family break since 2018 am actually still on that break, i only release singles once a while but am working on an album which should be late this year on early 2021 so am working on a huge album and guys better watch out. What is the concept behind your latest project?
Linda: This will be bigger than my debut album and like a said its gospel for everyone. Any plans on touring to promote your latest project?
Linda: Of course i always dream on having a huge Tour or concert in United States. and i know this album am working on will take me global. What did you buy with your first check off music?
Linda: LOL. I Took my Husband to a Nice Dinner. He happens to be my Producer and Manager. so when my first check came, i told him, hey get in the car am spoiling you today. What are your must-haves when you're in the studio creating?
Linda: Bible and Water. Those Goes to studio with me and then my CELL PHONE lol for Selfies.. you know what i mean? What is the best piece of advice in this business you actually used?
Linda: Be Your self and Grow with the with the industry. don't be too backward and don't be too forward and Most importantly GOD FIRST. Will you be collaborating with any other artists in the future?
Linda: Yes i will, i have lot line up already but i will just take it one step at a time. Do you think your music is mostly enjoyed more for the beats or for the lyrical flow and content?
Linda: My music comes in full package and thats how i want. i single in many languages so i want people to dance if they cant understand the lyrics. so basically my music comes with both beat and message. What area do you need to improve on in regards to your career? (Example: Better production, Delivery, Stage presence, etc..)
Linda: I always want to grow on creativity and i know with each track i produce there a growth on it. What's your all-time favorite song?
Linda: WOMEN OF FAITH (TRADING MY SORROWS). In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
Linda: I really can say that because everyone cool on his or her lane and who am i to judge. Who has been some of your favorite artists that you’ve been able to work with?
Linda: Letty Chawira and Khulekani Chilli.
How do you feel about the current state of music?
Linda: Am satisfied, but i still wish to grow more and give me more musically. What is your main goal as far as music?
Linda: To Reach many people and Touch Many lives with my Music. i want people to tell story of how my music or song change their lives, thats what i want to hear when i retire of get old. Who would you say your music relates to the most?
Linda: Everyone when you listen to my songs you could practically find your self in them. What separates you from other artists? (What's makes you different?)
Linda: LOL MY NAME LOL , Well my style separates me. most people actually doubt i single gospel. i remember a producer approaching me in one of my shows in Zimbababwe. He told me to change my genre of music and he will make me a millionaire. i told him no thanks. When you’re not in the studio, What do you like to do for fun and relaxation?
Linda: My kids and family. when am not in studio i spend time with my family and i love cooking LOL. What is your dream venue to perform at?
Linda: want to perform in WEMBLEY Stadium United Kingdom. Well you asked me my dream and thats how hight it is LOL. When performing live what are some of the things you do to get the crowd involved?
Linda: It moves me when Crowd sing along it shows that am not just singing but am impacting lives as well. When performing and the crowd is singing along how does that energy make you feel?
Linda: I FEEL FULFILLED. What can we expect from you in the future?
Linda: The best from Lindi Marc. Anything else you wanna add?
Linda: Thanks Guys for this opportunity to feature in an international media. am grateful and humbled and Keep the good work. Where can the fans check out your music news?
Linda: My music is on YOUTUBE, GOOGLE MUSIC, ITUNES, DEEZER SPOTIFY and all digital music platforms just search LINDI MARC.