Carnival 2018 is just months away and already Trinidad and Tobago’s on heightened Soca alert. We just can’t wait to hear what’s coming. Strangely though, the releases seem to be slow in coming. YouTube channels like Julians Promos and other popular music sharing platforms seem to be stalled for content at the moment. Releases have come from artistes like Fadda Moses, Destra Garcia, Ricardo Drue, Teddyson John, Leonce and Rayzor of NYC’s Request Band, Yankey Boy, Orlando Octave, Farmer Nappy, Nadia Batson, Patrice Roberts, and Jadel but for some reason, there’s a feeling of anxiousness lurking. We sense there are huge soca releases set to take the season by storm. Now before we jump out ourselves over here, we’re calling on the Soca stars to PLEASE RELEASE ‘EM!!!!
Lyrikal, the man who gave us songs like ‘Cloud 9’, ‘Loner’, ‘Dip and Roll’, ‘Conquer Meh’ and ‘Freedom’, is one of those US based Soca hitmakers whose music seems to sound the alarm that Carnival is here. Lyrikal’s had an amazing year. His 2017 season was pretty good and when C2K17 was said and done, there wasn’t a carnival that didn’t experience the Lyrikal touch. He kept his fans up to date with his every move throughout the year and even when he touched down in Africa this year, collaborating with Ghanaian artist, Mz Vee on a track called, “Dance Calypso,” fans of the dreadlocked Soca heartthrob got the feeling like they were there with him.
Ahead of the season, he’s released a new single called, “Yuh Bless”- a track produced by Kurt Riley on the Caribbean Rock Riddim, but we know there’s much more up his sleeve. Word on the street is that Lyro’s teamed up with Soca sensation, Patrice Roberts for 2018. We’re hearing that’s scheduled for release on October 28th. EBUZZTT also understands that the Brooklyn entertainer will unleash a solo track in November. We’re watching- keeping our ears and eyes focused on the prize!
Is it just us, or do you too, get the feeling like C2K18 will be a truly special one?
CHECK OUT LYRIKAL’S FIRST 2018 RELEASE: