No stranger to the stage, Winter has been performing for crowds since the tender age of 10 and has honed his craft throughout the years, cultivating his talents into the consummate entertainer that he is today. He has carved his own niche in the soca genre by infusing pop and R&B singing styles into contemporary Caribbean rhythms, thereby creating a musical product that excites and enthralls audiences at home and abroad.
Undeniably the leading solo recording artist from Antigua, Winter brings his entire music catalog to the masses with the international release of all three of his albums. The new album Roaming features eight hypnotic singles, including the provocative title track “Roaming” that secured Winter his third win as Antigua’s Groovy Soca Monarch, which he picked up during Antigua’s Carnival celebrations this year. This latest collection also armed Winter with ammunition to once again dominate the airwaves with his hits including “Good Time,” “Daring You,” “Adrenaline” and “Throw Back.”
“Roaming is my best album to date because I was the most involved in the writing and production of it,” Winter reveals. “I was able to work closely with the producers and songwriters during the entire process, so this album showcases my versatility as an artist.” Winter’s debut album Not Afraid was released locally in Antigua in 2011 and features eight tracks, including his most successful single to date, “Crash,” which also laid ground for his first music video. The official “Crash” video premieres worldwide today on the ultimate music video platform, VEVO.
The album served up other hits like “Push Back,” Pressure Waist” and “Hurricane,” which earned Winter his second Jumpy/Power Soca Monarch title in Antigua. His sophomore album Cya Fail Me, also released locally in 2012, delivers nine superb singles with the title track “Cya Fail Me” earning Winter another Groovy Soca Monarch title, and hit single “Raving” securing him as the Jumpy/Power Soca Monarch yet again.
The album also scored with “You Got It,” “Body Up,” “On The Road” featuring Teddyson John of St. Lucia, and “Raving (Flames Remix)” alongside Antigua's music legend Onyan of the Burning Flames. Teaming up with top producers in the soca genre, including Trinidad’s Kasey Phillips and Precision Productions, Dwain “Dwaingerous” Antrobus from Barbados, Homebase Music, Studio 758 and Daddy Jones, in addition to native Antiguan producers, Winter spares no effort in uniting all the sounds of the Caribbean in his musical journey.
“I think year after year it gets more difficult to produce top class music,” discloses Winter. “But I've managed to surround myself with a great team of musicians who are inspired to work with me, as I am with them, and also just being able to work with talent from all over the Caribbean is tremendous in itself.” With his team, talent and tools in hand, Winter is well on his way to being one of the Caribbean’s global music ambassadors. Tian Winter’s Roaming, Cya Fail Me and Not Afraid will be available worldwide from all major digital retailers on October 15, 2013, with pre-order available now, and is distributed by Precision Digital.