The Poor Quality of 2016 Trinidad and Tobago Soca.
by Roger Charles
2016 Soca Music Sucks?
What is happening to Soca?
I've been hearing that largely, people are not feeling the 2016 soca from Trinidad and Tobago. In other words, generally, the songs leave a lot to be desired. They suck!
Is this true? And if it is, is this manifestation as a result of the quality of music? Are people's tastes changing? Is this an ongoing trend, first with power soca and now both groovy and power? Is it that the soca leaders have not delivered, while there are good songs by no-name artistes that no one hears?
Hundreds of songs have been released and millions spent on production, yet very few tunes if any can be enjoyed.
Is soca dying? The popularity and impact of dancehall music seems to be diminishing as well. Is it that people have more distractions today and more choices than ever?
I can go on and on with these thoughts. This goes deeper than most think. What are the reasons? What is the solution? Is there a solution?