Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lynx: Music, Family, and Originality

Cumbia, ballads, bachata, and merengue were the mix of genres that surrounded the Ecuadorian/Dominican, (or as he calls it, “Ecuaminican”), bachatero Lynx.  In the past few months, the fearless singer/songwriter has been working hard to build his reputation as a bachata artist who is ready to step into the bachata scene with a fresh perspective.  Grounded by his humble nature and sometimes shy way of being, Lynx’s following is growing day by day and his focus remains concrete: music, family, and originality.

Lynx’s stage name comes from Greek mythology, which states that the animal, Lynx, (a wild cat), is mysterious and elusive in nature.  “A lot of people have told me that I am mysterious and that is one of the reasons that I was able to identify with this name.”  However, finding his name did not come with ease; he says it took months of brainstorming, and countless trial and error in order to find the perfect one, “I wanted to separate the artist from the person and name that animal inside of me” he says. 

Lynx’s music is his main priority and he has been inspired by the likes of Eminem (for his lyrical fearlessness), Romeo Santos (for his intricate compositions), and Mario Domm of Camila (for his artistic versatility).  Through admiring these artists, Lynx has been able to learn a lot and has acquired unique blend of talents which are his own.  His passion for writing and dedication to originality is admirable to say the least and although he admits that as a teen he was too shy to share his work, now he prides himself in being able to call a song his own. 

Lynx’s family is one of the driving forces in every move he makes.  He thanks his parents for doing everything in their power to keep he and his brothers off the streets and to be good men.  “They always raised me to have manners and be respectful,” he says.  

Lynx’s youngest brother, Leo, who is blind and autistic serves as his greatest inspiration, “He has taught me to never give up because he has never given up…he has a good heart and I think I have gotten that from him.”  Leo, who is now 18, is one of the first to hear some of Lynx's complete work and even chose the song Lynx recorded as his debut single out of the many that were already written.  

Lynx, debut single, “Máscara”, which you can download on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, has earned him features on sites like Corriente Latina, Latin-E, and NBC Latino, as well as his very first TV appearance on Telemundo’s morning show, ‘Acceso Total’.  The song, which includes Lenny Santos (of Aventura and now VENA) on guitar and is infused with operatic elements, denotes the story of a man who has fallen in love with the wrong woman.  The word 'máscara' represents the false love this man received, “in other words, she’s a different person behind the mask,” explains Lynx. 

Playing into Lynx's originality it is interesting to note that "Máscara's" merciless lyrics which accuse the woman of being selfish and phony were actually inspired by Eminem.  “I wanted to be in attack mode when I wrote the bridge of the song” says Lynx when asked how Eminem influenced him in  writing this song.  Between the opera elements, Lenny Santos’s impressive guitar skills, the penetrating lyrics, and Lynx’s smooth vocals, “Máscara” is a song that is easy to love, and after all…who hasn’t been faced with false love at least once in their lives?

In recent days, Lynx’s following has increased significantly and he is proud to know that his efforts have been paying off.  His message is to inspire through not only his music but through his personal story as well.  He encourages other artists to write their own compositions saying, “pick up a pen from time to time and have something to call your own…it may not be perfect at first but I can guarantee you if you try, you will get better.”  To the rest of the world, his message is simple: " appreciative of what you have, and never give up in what you believe in; don't sell yourself short."  

Lynx’s star power stems from his genuine passion, humility and fearlessness.  He has and will continue to "trust his crazy ideas" and use the fire that burns within him to win over the public’s respect and admiration.  Next year, Lynx plans on releasing his very first EP  and will continue to break barriers and give his fans good quality original music. 

Connect with Lynx:
Facebook:  Official_Lynx
Twitter: @OfficialLynx
Instagram:  @official_lynx
YouTube: LynxOfficialPage

DOWNLOAD “Máscara”:
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