Soca Artiste Young Lyrics Releases Powerful Inspiring Anthem ‘Fighter’



Antiguan soca artiste Young Lyrics is once again setting a positive tone for Antigua‟s Carnival
with the release of his song „Fighter‟ aimed to uplift listeners and instill a message of resilience
and determination within them.

The production of the up-tempo soca track was a collaborative effort between long-time
collaborator Tadj Martin, Riddim Master and Delmore Thomas, who all allowed the soca artiste
to have a more hands on approach with the creative direction for this record, as this was a record
that had a deep personal connection to Young Lyrics.

Throughout the duration of the 3 minute and 42 second track, Young Lyrics maintains an
energetic, yet controlled melodic, vocal cadence and delivery that compliments the track‟s final
production with very compelling lyrics and word play that further solidifies the general mood of
the song‟s message.

Delving in further behind the music, the soca artiste opened up about his
personal struggles on the road to becoming the growing entertainer that he is today.

“For years, I’ve grappled with anxiety while navigating the intense scrutiny of the entertainment
industry as a rising singer-songwriter, and now, a producer. Balancing personal well-being,
family responsibilities, professional obligations, health concerns, and the inner workings of the
music business can be an overwhelming task.

Also, the unexpected loss of my cherished mentor
– Ricardo Drue, late last year left me feeling adrift and disoriented,” Young Lyrics shared.

However, with the unwavering support of his team and loved ones, the soca artiste realized that
life’s challenges can serve as catalysts for personal growth.

By tapping into his inner resilience
and harnessing the positive energy of his support system; he‟s been able to push back against
adversity and demonstrate his determination to succeed.

„Fighter‟ is Young Lyrics‟ second release for the carnival season following „Miss Carnival,‟
which was released in March 2024, as an ode to the annual summer festival.

Looking towards the
upcoming carnival celebrations, the soca artiste who, captured the second runner up position in
the Groovy segment of the 2023 APUA/Inet Party Monarch Competition with his rendition of
„Mr. Anything‟ said, “As I look forward to upcoming stage shows, I am excited about connecting
with audiences through the power of my music. The love I have for music and the art form has
served as my anchor. With each performance this season, I just want to embody love, and
sharing an upbeat energy with all who grace the audience.

With one additional release on the horizon, Young Lyrics emphasized his mission of fostering
unity through the power of soca music, stating, “I want fans to expect anything. As an artiste, my
goal is to reach wider audiences and promote the energy of unity not only here in Antigua, but
also in the wider Caribbean through the power of soca music. We are not alone, and we should
always remember to support and love each other as we sometimes struggle with the very same
situations in different circumstances.”

As ‘Fighter’ resonates with listeners, the soca artiste implores them to find inspiration and
motivation within its message, reminding them that resilience is the cornerstone of overcoming
life’s challenges.

He shared, “This song means a lot to me and I know many people can relate to
it. If you ever feel alone always remember that you can talk to someone or be there for someone
– your support and encouragement can really make a difference. Personally, that is why I made
this song.”

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  1. The thing about our music is most likely Antigua carnival will be the only place they are played or heard, unless for some reason we managed to put on our own show out of Wadadli.
    I’ve traveled to many carnivals and Jouvert with Sound Systems pumping out all the popular sounds and road marches and guess what’s missing? Still year after year we come with the same thing and after carnival it’s out the door. Look at my girl Empress, big hit and road march here, but still didn’t have the impact across the region or world, wasn’t even that big in the just concluded Barbuda Caribana and the same can be said for Lyrics Man and the Gaston Browne thing, Fish dance, Kentucky, none of them took off.
    Where is this big hit that will compell Sound Systems to play and mash up the audience in every carnival across the UK and US and even infiltrate carnivals across the region?
    I remembered Vaughn Walter as an MC on stage one carnival Sunday in Miami and not one Antigua music was played, I asked him what’s the deal? he said he didn’t have any control over that.
    Big up Drue, Flames and never forget the Swallow.

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