Reggae/dancehall star I-Octane release his highly anticipated EP “Straight From The Heart,” ahead of the release of his debut album next month.

The six-track EP features songs such as Burn Dem Bridge, Crime A Rise and Blood Ago Run.

In a recent interview I-Octane said the new EP will appeal to a wider fan base and shows a different side to his music.

“You can always meet somebody and talk to them about your experiences but very often there isn’t the time to really get into it and really let them know the situation,” Octane said. “That’s why I always say music is a tool. There is no greater way for me to really touch the souls of my fans, except through my music.”

“As an artist we spend so much time on the go and our interaction with our fans is so limited for so many reasons. Therefore, many times I take the opportunity while singing to speak to my fans and be a voice for my fans,” added I-Octane.

DL EP on iTunes here.

“Straight from the Heart” tracklisting:

1. Burn Dem Bridge produced by: Stephen “The Genius” McGregor Big Ship Records

2. Blood A Go Run produced by: Kimani “DJ Frass” Palmer

3. Crime A Rise produced by: Garry G from Uniiqe Impact Productions and Dev Kutta of Livity Movements

4. Falling produced by: Garry G from Uniiqe Impact Productions and Dev Kutta of Livity Movements

5. Example for the Poor produced by: Garry G from Uniiqe Impact Productions and Dev Kutta of Livity Movements

6. My Problems Gone produced by: Jordan McClure and David ‘Hizzle’ Hayle Chimney Records