With his new single, “Distant Shore”, just released and an album to follow, Poo Bear is garnering great success while simultaneously adjusting to Miami life.
Jason Paul Douglas Boyd, better known as Poo Bear, is a veteran singer, songwriter and producer. Poo Bear has worked alongside music industry greats like Usher, Justin Bieber and Skrillex. His 2017 single with Skrillex, “Would You Ever,” is an infamous party anthem, that quickly climbed to the Billboard Top 100 Charts. Poo Bear has been busy working on his new album, “Book of Nabeel,” and has recently made the move from the west coast to Miami with his wife and children.
“During the process of moving to Miami, we fell in love with it. My son recently started school and loves it; it’s a great multicultural environment to raise your kids in. We’re staying here and never moving back to LA,” Poo Bear exclaimed.
Not only is Miami a melting pot of culture, but he also loves the amazing restaurants and clubs the city offers.
“There are so many different places to go here. In LA there was like one, Catch, and that’s about it. Then when you come to Miami, there are so many amazing places. We find ourselves at Papi Steak, Prime 112 and Prime Italian a lot, and their owners are just amazing," he explained.
It seems like Poo Bear has acclimated extremely well to Miami life already. He now has an album to release while also running his own label, Bearthday Music, which he created a few years back in partnership with Def Jam Recordings.
“The Book of Nabeel is a series of poems that my friend Nabeel wrote. I really wanted to do something different and create melodies out of poems. The album narrates the story and struggles of Nabeel's life, which I personally relate to, and hopefully, the listeners will be able to see something in themselves when listening as well,” said Poo Bear. “We wrote and recorded the album in Cannes and France, which was an extremely magical experience that provided a lot of inspiration. I’m very excited for the world to hear it.”
Book of Nabeel will contain a variety of boundary-breaking sounds, including dance and rock records. Poo Bear constantly strives to push the industry forward by experimenting with new sounds and mixing genres, noting that it is important to never be complacent where you are.
“Bearthday Music is a vehicle to get new music out there and give emerging artists the chance to really showcase their abilities. Def Jam has an amazing team, and our goal is to push music forward. I’m always focused on what’s next for music. It’s important that we don’t imitate but create new sounds to break boundaries in the music industry," Poo Bear noted.
With Miami now as home and a lot of new music on the way, these are exciting times for both Poo Bear and Bearthday Music.