Exclusive Interview: Indonesian singer-songwriter Marco Marcus says he don't really like criticism as some are helpful and some are not
1. How did you join the entertainment industry? You started off as a contestant or a singer?
I think I started off as a singer first then I tried to join some competitions as well, but I am not sure which one is first, as it's very very long time ago. But I guess everyone started off as a contestant at one point when they start out.
2. How long have you been singing? What is the most challenging issues that you ever met?
I think for as long as I can remember. It's a very long process. I think the most challenging issues would be when there are some criticism from people . I don't really like criticism, but it affects me and the way I sing over the years . Some are helpful and some are not. But it helps to shape the way I sing today .
3. Is it easy to compose melody or is it easier to write lyric? Any tips for your fans?
I think it is quite easy to compose melody then lyrics. Cos you don't have to think too much when you do the melodies. It just comes naturally to you through inspirations and ideas. Lyrics are easy to write also if you have the ideas and content of course. If you don't have any ideas, everything becomes difficult and you are stuck there, so ideas and inspirations are very important. Without them, it is going to be very very difficult
4. Are you currently attached? Do you support the PINK Nation?
Not attached. Just dating . Yeah I support everyone who does good and is a good cause. Why not. Positivity is always supported
5. Is it advisable for a artiste to declare their love relationship to their fans? Why?
It's up to the individual, but for me, I think it is unnecessary to declare anything that is private because it is our private life that the world doesn't really need to know. But if it happens and they know, so be it also.
6. Do you think it is harder to do music in Singapore than Indonesia? Why?
Yes and no. Singapore may be a smaller country but it is more competitive in a way. Everyone seems to be doing really well here and there are less fans and supporters because of the smaller demographics, so everyone is fighting for everything. There are less opportunities and gigs also here and a lot of competitions.
Indonesia is a bigger country and thus would have more opportunities and more fans over there naturally. And people are generally more supportive and musically inclined there also .
7. Have you ever thought of heading to China to develop your singing career? Why not Taiwan if you are given the choice?
Yeah I have thought about it. But the language barrier may be a hindrance for some of us who are not exactly very very proficient in the language. I mean I can speak and sing in Chinese but that is not my main forte. It is my second language. English would always be the easier one for me naturally cos it is my first language besides Malay. But if there are big opportunities and people like my music in China and Taiwan, maybe I would go there and try to sing English songs cos many people over there also like to listen to English western music I am sure.
8. How many songs you release before? Which song is your favourite top choice?
I have released a total of about 15 songs up to now. I think my favourite one would be "Tell me that you love me" and "waterfall" as they seem to be favourite crowd pleasers . I like ballads like "Diam Diam Cinta kamu" and also my latest edm hit "Feeling" that is coming out this year !
9. What do you want to says to your supporters and fans here?
Lastly just wanna say thank you to all that have been supporting and following me on this journey. Thank you for showing up to my gigs and shows and listening and sharing my music. It means a lot to me when someone does that and really likes my music. It gives me one more reason to continue to do music. So thanks a million!