Trinidad & Tobago soca superstar Fay Ann Lyons released her debut EP Raze (VP, Jun 23) and the title track’s video (directed by Fay Ann and Titan VCD). The 4-song set is available now on iTunes and features her latest hits and 2015 Carnival anthems (“Raze,” “Break the World, ” “Catch Me” and “Don’t Tempt Me”).
The EP boasts a new millennial sound by fusing soca with elements of EDM and pop. The FADER, who premiered the
Raze EP and video, raves that Fay Ann “captures a restless desire to push the sonic limits of traditional Soca, dabbling in pop-leaning EDM to a winning and catchy effect.”
She continues to tour worldwide and has begun recording her first full-length album on VP Records.
FAY ANN LYONS
Fay Ann Lyons is already a superstar in her native country and across the Caribbean. During Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival season’s annual competitions, Fay Ann has set the record as the only female artist to score the Carnival Road March title three times, taking the crown in 2003, 2008 and 2009. In 2009, she also won International Soca Monarch in Groovy, People’s Choice and Power category and is the first soca artist ever to win that soca ‘triplet’ of titles. In addition to these feats, she has taken home 17 awards between the COTT (Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago), NACC (National Action Cultural Committee Trinidad and Tobago) and SAO (Soca Awards Organization). The Point Fortin, Trinidad native has soca in her DNA. Her father Superblue, a soca legend who has won the Carnival Road March title nine times and Trinidad Soca Monarch competition seven times, was instrumental in honing Fay Ann’s skills as a songwriter and performer. She became a front-liner for the band Invazion led by Naya George and today is an official member of the Asylum band (previously known as “Censation”), founded by her husband and soca royalty Bunji Garlin.