It’s barely January, and already 2012 is shaping up to be quite a busy year for actress/singer Edith Márquez. That’s because she’s on the promotion circuit for her new record and gearing up for a huge gay club tour with Club Papi and Granda Entertainment. The Mexico City native is no stranger to the gay community, as she’s been on the club tour route before. Edith first stepped into the spotlight in 1978 when she won the television musical contest Juguemos a Cantar. I recently chatted with the former Timbiriche star who told me about the tour, her new album and why she wanted to work with the gay community.
Tell me about your new album.
I love this album. It broke record sales after 10 days of being on sale and went gold. There are some great arrangements and lyrics by Gian Marco Bruno and Armando Avila, and there are two songs that I co-wrote. This record is important; it’s called Love is Not Enough. The album is full of experiences, love and many other things too. It also features “Don’t Worry About Me Anymore,” which is a powerful ballad like the ones you like to hear.
Next year you’re teaming up with Club Papi and Granda Entertainment for a gay club tour. What can we expect?
Something spectacular. There will be live costume changes. It’s a privilege to work with Club Papi, Joe Granda and Light Concepts PR for the gay community. It will be a very intimate encounter between the audience and I, who have given me so much. I will sing about love, hate, everything that moves us and makes us feel in life.
Why did you want to do this big event in the gay community?
Because I admire, respect and have much love for the gay community. They are the best and have always been with me. When I was with Timbiriche, they welcomed me with open arms, on television and then in music as a soloist. My friends, my team, the people I care and I work with are gay and I love them! We have always had a great connection!
What are you most looking forward to on this tour?
Give lots of love with my music and to feel that closeness with the audience. I’m excited about introducing Love is Not Enough, so that together we can fall in love, live new songs that teach us to appreciate what we have.
Not only do you sing, but you also act. Are there plans to return to telenovelas?
Not for now, as I’m 100 percent dedicated to music. Acting was and will be important in my career, but right now my heart is full of music. I won’t say never though.
When did you realize that you wanted to be in show business?
Since I was 7 years old, I always knew that I wanted to be an artist. It’s what I am so passionate about. I am very blessed in that aspect. My parents always supported me, which was a very important factor.
Do you have a memorable moment with a fan?
Everything they say on Twitter, the way they show their love for me and what they shout out when I’m onstage. There are no words that can thank them.