Iotosh gets personal on Perfection

June 21, 2024

article reposted by Chelsea


Singer and songwriter iotosh gets personal on his latest single Perfection, which he says was inspired by his own personal relationship with his wife.

Perfection was written, produced, and mixed by iotosh.

It was released on June 20 via Sound Ting.

Perfection is a song about fighting for love, fighting to be a better partner, a better person in general. Of course, it is inspired by my own relationship; my wife is one of the most amazing humans I’ll ever know. Her greatness inspires me to strive for perfection, because what’s a relationship if it isn’t inspiring you to grow and be a better person? Everyone has faults, but we have to own up to our shortcomings and try to do better,” iotosh said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer’s Splash on Thursday.

Perfection is the follow-up to Fill My Cup, his breakthrough song which was released last year. The official remix of Fill My Cup features reggae artiste Protoje.

In a career spanning less than four years, iotosh has received some impressive accolades. He was recently recognised by US music streaming platform
Pandora as an Artiste to Watch.

Then, on Wednesday, the Recording Academy in the United States, which governs the activities surrounding the Grammy Awards, named him among their list of 10 Artistes Shaping Contemporary Reggae.

Said iotosh: “When Pandora announced me as an Artist to Watch I was grateful for the recognition. At that point, I was just beginning to focus more on my artistry, which meant dialling back on my production side, which is what most people knew me for. I took it as validation that I made the right decision and that the music is genuinely connecting with the people. It’s the same feeling even now with the Recording Academy recognising me as one of 10 Artists Shaping Contemporary Reggae Music.”

iotosh is gearing up for several high-profile gigs including SummerStage Federation Sound 25th anniversary in New York and the Jamaica Rum Festival (New Wave stage) both in July.

“In New York, I’ll be sharing the stage with legends like Sister Nancy, Tanto Metro and Devonte, Mr Lexx, Tifa, and more. As far as preparation, there are usually rehearsals before a show, but I regularly practise my singing and instruments at home — it keeps me sharp and ready for anything. It’ll be the biggest venue I’ve ever performed at [Coney Island Amphitheatre has a capacity of up to 5000 people], so it’s exciting,” he shared.

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