The dancehall singjay will also be joining Boog on his upcoming California tour. The tour will be in support of I-Octane’s anticipated third full-length album titled Love and Life, set for release on March 30th, 2018. The California leg of J Boog’s L.O.E tour will introduce reggae/dancehall star to new fans and deliver a dose of Jamaica’s steeped vibes to San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Fresno, Redway, and Monterey.
“I was in the studio talking with my brethren about how we see some beautiful women that never can keep a man, or always change men,” I-Octane told Urban Islandz about the new single. “We all know some of them that think that because they are beautiful, they should be treated a certain way. It’s like that is all they have to offer, and they come with a certain attitude and expectations from men. Of course, it’s not all women, I don’t want to stereotype, but it’s plenty of them. That basically was the inspiration. That is what the song ‘Pretty Loud’ is about.”
I-Octane says the idea to collaborate with J Boog came from a discussion he was having with his manager Wendy who put the whole idea in motion. “The idea to work with J Boog came from my manager Wendy,” he said. “We were talking about him and his accomplishments in reggae on the international front, and she suggested him for the record, and yeah he delivered as expected, his voice just fit in perfect. It’s one of my favorite collaborations. I get to introduce him to my audience, and I get to know his audience.We give thanks.”
“Pretty Loud” will be released on February 9th and will be distributed by IDC. Fans can now pre-order the single on iTunes.
“As a fan of reggae music, I have long admired and actually been a fan myself of I-Octane,” the Hawaiian reggae singer said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great artists and now I can count him among those names. What makes it sweeter is not only our collaboration, but the fact that we will perform it together when he joins my L.O.E tour in Cali. One Love.”
J Boog was nominated for a Grammy for Best Reggae Album which ultimately went to Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley.