Fay-ann Lyons Cre­ates In­ter­na­tional Soca Buzz

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Fay-Ann Lyons dropped a new track on her birth­day Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 5 called “Raze”.

Like her 2014 hit “Catch Me”, “Raze” is an EDMin­spired song which shows off Lyons’s strong vo­cals.

“Raze”, as well as “Doh Fraid”, which she re­leased a few weeks ago, will be on her VP Records Soca Al­bum which is sched­uled to be re­leased in Fe­bru­ary. Un­der her deal, Lyons will be re­leas­ing two al­bums.

“This song was writ­ten last year to be re­leased, but I de­cided to run with “Catch Me” be­cause I fin­ished that one first,” Lyons told LoopTT.

Speak­ing about the song, Lyons said her re­search showed that the word raze is Bri­tish slang for de­mol­ish and mash up.

The chal­lenge, she said, was find­ing a way to mash up the place with­out say­ing mash up the place.

“I thought I would just use the at­mos­phere of raze and still use the ef­fect of raise your hands,” she said.

Lyons plans to re­lease ten songs for Car­ni­val 2015 and she as­sured that she will still be do­ing her “hard­core, tra­di­tional, up in yuh face power soca and take a lil wine groovy soca.”

With “Raze”, she wanted to con­tinue the vein she started with “Catch Me”, which gar­nered her an ap­pear­ance on BET’s 106 & Park as well as air­play on ur­ban ra­dio in the US.

“I struck a pos­i­tive chord with key peo­ple out­side, I wanted to keep that go­ing,” she said.

Speak­ing of her in­ter­na­tional ca­reer, Lyons re­vealed that her Twit­ter han­dle Aza Sefu is the name she is push­ing for non-soca projects.

“It started as a con­cept and in­ter­na­tion­ally peo­ple started lik­ing it … it went with the hairstyle and look,” she ex­plained.

She added: “It gives me abil­ity to do stuff I can’t do with soca. If I de­cide to do an R&B, from the time peo­ple here Fay-Ann do­ing R&B it will be met with neg­a­tiv­ity. My idea is to come up with a per­sona where I have the free­dom to come up with any­thing I want.” (LoopTT)

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