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Edwin to Burn Them Out

Road March King, Edwin
Road March King, Edwin

It’s a new year and therefore that means new music! Road March King Edwin is gearing up to release a single that is sure to kick-off a brand new a brand-new trend.  Aptly titled “Burn Them Out”, this single sends out a strong message to all those who encourage negativity, bad mind and jealousy. The high energy track promotes focus, positivity and good vibes.

Since this is his first time featured in LOUD, let’s find out some more about the musical sensation from Soufriere.

How did Edwin get involved in music?

I grew up in Palmiste Soufriere, I loved music from a very tender age, I use to freestyle in school and realized that I was good at this craft. Of course, my next step was to try to try and perfect my craft by taking it more seriously. By the age of eighteen I took part in Piton Soca Stars singing competition, in 2012 I made it to semifinals which for me was an achievement.

This small milestone only motivated me to try again, also the fact that growing up in the ghetto, music was what I heard from morning to night. Second time around I made it to the big stage Piton Soca Stars finals. Along the way I had a few local hits like “Ping Lol” and “Tet Sho”.  Throughout the years I continued releasing music until in 2019 my hard work had finally paid off.  I became Road March King with the hit “Call My Mother For Me” written by Shemmy J. This song was my first big stage hit and it made me more determined. It created waves locally and internationally.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

The highlight of my career has to be “Call My Mother for Me” that was an amazing year 2019, big up to Shemmy J of Oside Ent for that song.

I love “Call My Mother for Me” because it took me as an artiste to another level, whereas “Reverse” was my transition from Power Soca to a nice groovy melody. Though my musical career evolved tremendously I still haven’t mastered the basic aspect of controlling my nerves.

Who are your inspirations?

My inspiration came from Vybz Kartel, a regional artiste but my true local heroes were Ashanti, Ninja Dan and Ricky T. My true fans know as soon as they hear the words “Yow oside” or the famous “Team Program” That it is about to be another hit from this humble young man from Palmiste, Soufriere, St Lucia. Shout out to Bill Sikka Stanislas, Bigvybe, Chad Shelly King Francois, Nerdy and Jammin for giving me an opportunity at first.

How has the pandemic halted the progress that you were seeing?

It’s been difficult, especially as things were jus starting to pick up for me. At first, I felt restricted because I couldn’t perform and couldn’t come back to Saint Lucia. But now the team and I are thinking of ways to make it work by doing more visuals and more music for the fans because if the fans are happy I am.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future would be to better myself and representing Saint Lucia on a bigger stage and also to start doing my own shows so that I can give back to the people who are less fortunate and also seeing Saint Lucia bigger in this Soca business.

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