Today, Poo Bear, the multi-platinum hitmaker known for his chart-topping work with Justin Bieber, DJ Khaled, Usher and many more, released his new album Book of Nabeel. Co-written by the eponymous poet collaborator Nabeel Zahid, Poo Bear’s second-ever solo album shows off his deft ability to bring a wide range of genres and messages together into one cohesive, stand out project.
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“Over the course of creating this album, I’ve grown so much as an artist, father and friend, and Book of Nabeel really captures that evolution,” says Poo Bear. “Each track began as a poem written by my good friend Nabeel from different parts of his life. It was an exciting and fun exercise bringing these poems to life with music. I’m excited to finally share them with the world. We poured our hearts and minds into this album and I hope our listeners can find sanctuary in these songs.”
On Book of Nabeel, it’s Poo Bear’s turn to enter the limelight he’s helped create for other artists over the past three decades with chart-topping bangers like “Despacito (Remix)” [feat. Justin Bieber]” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, “Peaches and Cream” by 112 and “The Distance” by Mariah Carey.” The tracklist effortlessly weaves between melodic love letters to his family (“Favorite Human,” “Tamara”), sexy soon-to-be dance hits (“Pretense,” “Wolf Hour”), and soulful R&B ballads (“The Day You Left,” “Under The Flame”). Ultimately, Book of Nabeel is evidence of Poo Bear’s versatility as a songwriter and helps contextualize the “man behind the music” for fans of his previous songwriting.
Recently, Poo Bear released the “Favorite Human” music video–a heartwarming visual that depicts the limitless boundaries of love. Streaks of color light up the screen as Poo Bear makes his way through a vibrant Miami neighborhood, singing about his favorite human–his guiding light–over a bouncy, tropical beat. Scenes of folks of all shapes and sizes showing their adoration for each other are interpolated with playful dance sequences. Overall, “Favorite Human” encapsulates the joy and comfort of love felt in both romance and among communities.
Watch the “Favorite Human” music video:
Since its audio release, “Favorite Human” has been resonating with listeners across the country; the track was among the Top 5 most added records at Rhythm for two consecutive weeks. With the success seen so far in “Favorite Human,” Book of Nabeel promises to deliver more of Poo Bear’s intoxicating pop sound to round out the year.
Poo Bear greets everyone by saying, “Happy Birthday.” For as unexpected as it may be, it always incites a smile. Then again, everything about the hitmaker is just as unpredictable. His gracious demeanor belies a downright unbelievable career. Known for blockbuster smashes such as Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”, Usher’s “Caught Up,” Dan + Shay’s “10,000 Hours” and Chris Brown’s “I Can Transform Ya” [feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz] as well as the 13-times platinum “Despacito (Remix)” [feat. Justin Bieber] for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Poo Bear’s catalog has registered sales of over 350 million records worldwide, dozens of multi-platinum certifications and 100 billion streams and counting.
BOOK OF NABEEL TRACKLIST
- Live It Up
- Distant Shore
- Favorite Human
- Two Rays
- A Rose
- Wolf Hour
- Summer Hail
- The Day You Left (co-produced w. Skrillex)
- Under The Flame
- Joy Ride
- Distant Shore (Joel Corry Remix)