I-Octane looks ahead to sophomore album release Image

by Biko Kennedy

Being a part of a cyclone of good fortune since the beginning of 2013, I-Octane has made the best of the moment and is ready to give fans an opus that assures to be a stepping stone for greater things to come.

The yet-to-be-titled album will fully embrace Octane's One Drop persona and is currently the entertainer's top priority as he is dedicating the remainder of the year to completing the project.

"We're currently in the process of searching for a title, but trust me, this album is going to be the best of I-Octane. Mi voice whole heap a songs already, and I'm really excited to be putting out a straight reggae one-drop album that all my fans and all music lovers, generally, will be able to enjoy," he told the Gleaner.

With a January 2014 release date, the Happy Time singjay has already enlisted the help of several top international Reggae artistes to help make the album a success and has set plans in motion to host several launches with an accompanying tour to promote it.

 "I'm gonna do a tour around the album, so that every country I visit after its release, there will be a launch party there. I will be releasing it worldwide, so that's definitely something that the fans can look out for and look forward to.

"For quite a few years, I was only releasing singles, so last year I did an album called Cry to the Nation, and while the album did well, and I must big up and commend Robert Livingstone for that, I never really got to capitalise on it. It was a great album, but I never had full control over it. For this album, I will have more input in production. I have to big up Frass and Tads records," he explains.

The 12-track album contains comfirmed features from Gentleman and Ky-Mani Marley with the lead single being Love You Like I Do.

***Original article from the Gleaner: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20131027/ent/ent6.html

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