Individuals in pursuit of their dreams are intimately familiar with the struggles that may pepper one’s journey. Even those who are fortunate enough to live with privilege can find their paths hindered by numerous roadblocks to success. For some, the issue lies with the difficulty of finding a foothold in their target industries because of a lack of resources, while others have to contend with the reality that it could be other people themselves who will serve as a stressor. The lack of faith, empathy and sensitivity that friends, family members, and strangers demonstrate have led countless adrift, discouraged, and unbelieving of their potential. In the case of Linda Washington, one particular encounter made a considerable dent in her self-esteem, but she triumphed over the hurt and now rises as one of the must-watch names in the music industry.
This breast cancer survivor is privy to the debilitating impact when words are used to destroy instead of show support. “I told the wrong person about what I went through,” recalled Linda Washington. “I was belittled for it.” Hearing that she was not a real woman anymore after succeeding in the fight against the life-threatening disease not only reduced her entire experience to the existence of a certain part of her anatomy but also failed to recognize the strength this warrior demonstrated. Those words have stayed with her to this date, serving as a reminder that she needs to intensify her efforts as a musician whose mission is to spread love through music.
Highly motivated to encourage listeners in their journey toward self-love and stand as a pillar of support for people currently struggling, Linda Washington is considered among the strongest artists in today’s music scene. The rising R&B crooner, who is the voice behind the single “Love Again,” is wielding the power of her voice to make a difference in the lives of her fanbase. At the core of her artistry is the emphasis on love. Having experienced love — and the lack of it — in all its forms during her battle with breast cancer and when she re-entered the dating scene after months of dealing with issues of self-esteem and self-worth, she wishes to underscore its importance in her songs.
“Need Love,” the upcoming track from Linda Washington that features the music superstar Lamar, follows the massive success of her first single. It is expected to not only showcase this emerging powerhouse’s signature style and ability to marry sultry sounds with upbeat rhythms and masterfully written lyrics but also propel her to greater heights.
Apart from the imminent release of “Need Love,” Linda Washington is set to launch more purpose-driven projects and initiatives, all of which are designed to cement her reputation within the industry more solidly. The mother of four, who is a healthcare worker as well and the author of Forbidden and Broken: Finding Love Behind the Scars, will not slow down until she manages to secure a coveted spot at the summit of the music scene. As she continues to carve her own place, she plans to remain steadfast in the goal of inspiring others and spreading love.