Meet Marlounsly, an up-and-coming R&B indie artist, creating her own lane in West Palm Beach. In a city where rappers mainly dominate the music game, we wondered what she does to beat the odds. We caught up with the beauty and she revealed to us all her obstacles, inspirations, and many more! Check it out below!
Q: When did you realize you wanted to be an artist?
A: I realized in a freestyle session with my boyfriend and his friends. We would find beats online and take turns freestyling. I always knew how to sing, but I realized I was an artist when I felt how rewarding it was to making beautiful music.
Q: How long does the songwriting process usually take for you? Describe your creative process.
A: Some songs take half an hour to write, others take a few days, and then there are times where I hear a beat and can write to it INSTANTLY! In general, I take a day or two- revising, harmonizing, replacing weak words for strong ones. My creativity comes from my experiences, the key isn’t in writing alone but it’s how you say it on a track.
Q: As an artist, what is your message and what do you want to promote?
A: Don’t limit yourself. First and foremost, I’m a minority. Originally born in Haiti, I came to the United States when I was four years old but never did I think that I would be doing this. Being able to freely express myself is a blessing in every aspect. That’s why I want to encourage others not to focus on where they’re from, or what they’ve been through, but WHO they decide to be in the future.
Q: What genre do you think your music falls into?
A: R&B and Pop.
Q: Will you ever venture out of your genre or do you see yourself sticking to just one genre?
A: I don’t think I’d ever venture off to any other genre. However, I can’t quite box myself in. I surprise myself all the time.
Q: What has been your biggest obstacle as an indie artist so far?
A: This is probably the biggest investment I’ve ever made in my life, and I can’t do it alone. It helps to have a super supportive family or team and in my case, it’s just me and my boyfriend behind a computer screen researching every single day. Taking on jobs that I hate just to support something I love. And it’s worth it, I know that once God has stretched me enough and humbled me all that he can, he’s gonna send me a team.
Q: Growing up and currently, which artists do you listen to? Who inspires you?
A: Growing up, I’ve definitely been inspired by Alicia Keys! She’s still my favorite.
Q: If you could collaborate with any big name in the music industry, who would it be?
A: I would love to collab with Future!
Q: Do you have any other passions that you want to pursue outside of music?
A: Aside from music, I’d like to give back to my country anyway that I can and I’d like to model clothing and be a Cover Girl.
Q: What is something you want people to know about you?
A: I’d like people to know, that English is actually my favorite subject and that I’m the biggest girly girl ever.