Soca music is a Caribbean tradition that soundtracks one of the biggest street parties in the world, Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival. Among other events, the Carnival hosts an annual International Soca Monarch contest pitting the top Soca songs from across the Caribbean against each other. Over the past few years, the competition has helped make a new star: Aaron ‘Voice’ St.Louis, one of the youngest leaders of modern Soca music.
The 24-year-old artist burst on the scene with his 2015 party anthem “Cheers to Life,” and became the youngest entertainer to ever win the International Soca Monarch title the following year. He also found success with late-2016 songs like “Outside,” “We Doh Play” (featuring Kerwin Dubois), and “Get Away.”
The 2017 Trinidad Carnival saw Voice return to defend his crown. His aptly-titled single “Far From Finished” earned him yet another International Soca Monarch title. Since “Far From Finished” was released in October 2016, it’s racked up over three million views on Youtube.