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Marcy Chin eyeing the big time

Downsound Records artiste hoping to deliver at Sumfest

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:11 AM
‘Aside from my appearance on Alkaline’s New Rules Festival, the only thing else on my mind has been what I will be delivering on Reggae Sumfest,’ Marcy Chin told The Gleaner.
‘Aside from my appearance on Alkaline’s New Rules Festival, the only thing else on my mind has been what I will be delivering on Reggae Sumfest,’ Marcy Chin told The Gleaner.

“It’s a game of psychology,” said Marcy Chin about the music industry as she spoke about her hopes of becoming the next superstar out of Jamaica.

“Since the start of 2022, I have learnt that it’s not just how a lot of people see it; don’t take the entertainment – or the business of music – from the typical surface. By changing my focus on how it works beyond what persons can see, it has been a big help with my career,” she told The Gleaner.

In an effort to broaden her horizons, the Downsound Records artiste shared that she has started reading a new book.

She said, “I am reading the I Ching; I had it for a while but it’s one of those books that have to call you… it called me to it. I have not been reading it for long, I’ve barely passed the first chapter.”

I Ching is an ancient Chinese classic and was treated as a divination manual for centuries and is often referred to as the Book of Changes. It has been translated by several authors but remains a study of the changes in human life and the belief is that understanding the pattern and cycle of change will prepare the person for future events and help with making the right decisions.

“It’s really not a normal book,” Marcy Chin said, adding that, “I have an appreciation for these types of books that dive deep into philosophy.”

Billed to perform at Reggae Sumfest in less than two weeks, the Gimme More lyricist said that in addition to dipping into the pages of the book, she has been deep-diving into rehearsals.

“The rehearsal part has been interesting; aside from my appearance on Alkaline’s New Rules Festival, the only thing else on my mind has been what I will be delivering on Reggae Sumfest,” Marcy Chin shared.

She added, “I’m really looking forward to being in front of the Sumfest audience. It is a major stage and will be a major performance that I can’t wait for.”

Marcy Chin does not subscribe to a single label, as an entertainer, she is marketing herself as a multipotentialite. She is currently tying down the choreography for her performance and has said that she will be coming out like the “fashion diva” she is. Her music has garnered over four million views on Tik Tok through her various challenges and she is consistently promoting her singles Street Fighter and Buzz, for which she released the music video last Friday.

“There’s so much I am anticipating. For the summer, I have so much in store,” Marcy Chin said.

stephanie.lyew@gleanerjm.com