Interview With Marcie

INTERVIEW WITH MARCIE

Wed, July 01, 2009  
I write most of my own vocals! Both lyrics and vocal melody, so I have quite a bit of input in nearly all my releases.

 

When you do vocals in a collaboration, how does it go? Do you get the full lyrics and melody and just sing them - or do you have a lot of input?

"I write most of my own vocals! Both lyrics and vocal melody, so I have quite a bit of input in nearly all my releases. That's not to downplay the importance of my collaborators. In the best scenario, a producer and I will go back and forth tweaking all aspects of a track until we are happy. Many of my vocals have taken important twists and turns as a result of a producers input. I'm really grateful for my successful partnerships.

"But I'm always open to singing other people's writing too. That can be a way for me to learn something new about myself."

Making vocals sit in a Trance track is not easy. Do you rely on your gut feeling here, or are are you trained as a musician and know all about harmonics and stuff?

"It's a combination of both. I have years of musical training, but I don't think much about theory when I'm writing. Training has given me access to tools and knowledge I might still struggle with on my own to figure out. I think I could benefit from more training, actually. The goal is combine my training with my gut instinct to find an end product that sounds like a seamless blend of both."

Can we look forward to a Marcie album sooner or later?

"Well, as I said, I have written the vocals for many of my releases. I'd love to put out a 'Marcie Album'. I'd like to do a concept album that takes listeners on a journey from one track to the next. In today's day and age though, an album is kind of a dated idea. The industry seems to be based on the release of singles. You can probably learn a lot more about

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