IT’S no question that Linden is home to a wealth of talent, as many of the country’s prominent entertainers, artistes and designers hail from the mining town.
This week’s personality is another budding talent from the town.
He is Esmond Austin, better known as ‘Lynx’, a young recording artiste who writes his own music.
In an interview with ‘The Buzz Magazine’, the 28-year-old said that he has always been passionate about entertainment and music, and fed that passion by continuously working on bettering his craft.
“I’ve been singing for most of my life,” ‘Lynx’ said. “I actually started in church as a youngster, and then from there I realised I had what it takes to become a public figure. So I worked on myself and stayed focused on what I want to become, and here I am, chasing after what I love.”
Though he’s committed to developing his musical talent, the young Lindener said that unfortunately, in Guyana, a career in music is not exactly beneficial.
The absence of copyright laws and other contributing factors, caused him to have to see music as a part-time activity. He’s a trained computer engineer and heavy-duty operator, and in his spare time, he records music and makes videos for his social media platforms.
But despite the challenges of which he spoke, ‘Lynx’ says he has no intention of giving up on music, and will continue to pursue it because of the love he has for his talent. He hopes that one day his music can fall on the right ears, and he can secure an international deal.
His daily inspiration, he said, comes from his everyday life; overcoming daily struggles and, most importantly, his close friends.
He expressed much appreciation to the people who have been supporting him, especially his producer and Manager, Jason Copeland.
“I aspire to be the best version of myself, which includes being a person of interest. I want to be able to change lives through my music,” the young musician said.
“I would like to tell people never give up on their dreams. Persons will try to down your faith and laugh at you, but no matter how hard or impossible it may seem, get yourself in the right circle and anything can be possible,” he added.
Lynx’s music and videos can be found on YouTube and Facebook.