Thanks to hits like “Qu’est-ce que tu dirais ?” and “Comme avant,” both of which topped the charts for several weeks, Steve Marin has in many ways become the third brother of Sonny and Erik Caouette, better known as the duo 2Frères. Marin has become their most trusted collaborator, and even wrote a bespoke and very intimate song for the siblings, “Mom” – a tribute to their mother. While this alliance has given his career a boost, the Sainte-Anne-des-Monts-born creator is far from a newcomer. He started as a singer-songwriter, and released two albums before moving on to write professionally for other well-established artists, like Roch Voisine, Paul Daraîche, Isabelle Boulay, Ginette Reno, and Mario Pelchat. SOCAN met with him after he received the very first Non-Performing Songwriter of the Year trophy at the 30th SOCAN Awards Gala on Sept. 22, 2019, at Montréal’s La Tohu.