BOY JUGO JUICED! NEW RELEASE
Jordan Reed a.k.a BOY JUGO, released an inspiring EP, Juiced!, on June 16th, 2020. The entire EP was a collection of soulful instrumentals making it his first jazz project.
In an online interview, BOY JUGO mentions the struggles he faced as a first-year college student, his inspiration for the Juiced!, and gives mention to the Breonna Taylor Justice fund.
THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH YOUR EP? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?
BOY JUGO: “The EP started with the composition of ‘The Quiet Loud’, a song from my second semester of college. The previous year, I was attending a community college because I couldn’t secure the funds I needed to go to LSU with my dream major. I had to skateboard or walk six miles in any weather to catch a 9 AM. I was also sleeping on my brothers and roommates couch and working at a Taco Casa. Despite having a rough first year out of high school, I still thoroughly enjoyed making music and it truly kept me going. That is where the inspiration of ‘Juiced!’ came from, and the message was: ‘no matter how difficult it was to get up sometimes, there is always a vibrant chapter after, and that sometimes you need a sip of reality to get back into the groove.'”
THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SONG ON THE EP? FAVORITE LYRIC? BREAK IT DOWN FOR US!
BOY JUGO: “The entire EP is Instrumental. My personal favorite is ‘Yezzir!’ featuring Alexander King. I met Alex before the summer leading up to my first semester, so having known what he could do, I instantly sent him the demo the second I had it ready. Initially, I put some drip on the beat, but this man (Alexander King), completely changed the direction of the track in a day. It is also the song I made the quickest, but I feel as if it is my most mature piece. Runner up would be ‘Channel,’ a MUST hear. It is my most complex and playful creation thus far and you really get to hear my personality in the song.”
THE HONEY: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT YOUR RELEASE?
BOY JUGO: “It was an honor to have used my early Bandcamp release to support the Justice Fund for Breonna Taylor, which raised $450! But even as you’re reading this, two of her killers walk free and are on the job. Nevertheless, I saw what my music and relatively small platform could do for my ultimate goal of Environmental Conservation and Human Rights.
I want to Personally shout out Maxwell Ogden, Stephen Douglas, Kyle Ohm, and Evan Barnes for their contribution to this work! It would not be what it is without them.”
Click here to donate to the Breonna Taylor Justice fund.
You can find Boy Jugo’s Juiced! EP here.
PUBLISHED BY THE HONEY
WRITTEN BY RUDY MARTINEZ