It was so nice Voice had to do it twice. But the Trinidadian soca artiste believes winning the International Soca Monarch title two years in a row, has less to do with himself and more with God.
Bajan Vibes caught up with the entertainer – real name is Aaron St Louis – following his performance at the recently held Gimme Soca event. He said he owes all of his talent and successes to the man up above.
“I just thank God for giving me the talent and the ability to sing and write music and also to inspire a lot of the younger ones so that’s why I keep going on. I’m inspired by situations I go through but most definitely I have to say God. Every idea I have, every note I sing is God. I am just the messenger so to speak,” he said.
And though it has been a few months since he was crowned King for the second time, Voice said the feeling is still very surreal. “Words can’t describe the way I feel right now. Everything is just a dream come true for me. Sometimes I wake up and ask myself if this is real. Sometimes I think that this can’t be happening to me right now because of the things I came from and the life I came from,” he explained.
Voice added that while winning was nice, he was making his music to inspire the younger people. “Everyone has their purpose. I may not sing a big party hit but each year I will have a song that will be able to inspire the younger ones and to motivate them. I think that’s my role and my purpose in soca music. If I don’t do that, it would just be null and void,” he said.
Of all the places he has had the opportunity to visit in the last two years, Voice said Barbados was like a second home to him and it was always a joy to come here. “Its an amazing time to be in Barbados. Every time I come, it’s just an amazing experience. The beaches, the people and the crowd response is always amazing. I give thanks to everyone for the love and support in Barbados. It’s really like my second home.”
Voice said he always feels blessed to be around the Bajan artistes. “The songs in Barbados are mad. Crazy talent and amazing music. In Barbados, you see a whole package of different artistes.
I respect all the Bajan artistes. It’s just a blessing to be around all the Bajan artistes and feed off their talent as well,” he added.
For those who love Voice and missed his performance last weekend, they can look forward to seeing him perform during the upcoming Crop Over season. “I definitely will be here for . I am already booked for a show and I will be on the road.”
Asked about next year’s Carnival, Voice said, “No plans really. Just want to release good relatable music and keep inspiring the younger ones. Look out for collaboration with myself and Ultimate Rejects; we have some things working on. I am also working with a very established artiste in the soca industry. So look out for that song next year carnival.”