Vancouver-based artist B00sted, aka Keegan Jaeckel, recently released his new single, “Used To Love You,” featuring Myles Lloyd. The track is from his forthcoming EP, Selfish, slated to drop on August 18 via 604 Records.
Speaking about the track, B00sted shares,” ‘Used to Love You” is a song about the feelings you may face when getting out of a relationship with someone. I talk about the anxiety you may feel when your partner starts acting more distant from you – ‘Late night texts and you don’t reply / Got me overthinking everything alright’ – you try talking to this person but all they do is end up ignoring you.”
Now signed to 604 Records, B00sted’s sound, a delicious blend of hip-hop and pop, at once smooth and potently alluring, lures listeners in with its contemporary fusion of stylistic flavors, witnessed by more than seven million collective streams.
Vocalist Myles Lloyd’s velvety, vulnerable tones imbue the lyrics with subtle aromas of R&B, giving the tune luscious wistful savors, expressing poignant emotions.
CelebMix caught up with B00sted to find out more about the evolution of his sound, the music scene in Vancouver, and his creative process.
What inspired your new single, “Used To Love You?”
My single “Used To Love You” was inspired by past relationships and experiences I’ve had in my life.
How did you come to connect with Myles Lloyd?
I connected with Myles through Instagram a while back. We were always talking about making a song together then it finally happened.
What’s the music scene like in Vancouver?
The Vancouver music scene is cool. There’s a lot of hidden talent out here that’ll one day shine through more. It’s not that big of a scene compared to other major cities like Toronto, LA, and Nashville, but it’s kinda nice that way sometimes cause you stand out a whole lot more I feel.
How did you get started in music?
I started making music back in 2016 as a joke with high school friends, then eventually started releasing music more seriously and it kinda just gained traction on its own.
Did your sound evolve naturally, or did you deliberately push it in a certain direction?
I’d say it was a bit of both. I find making more pop stuff to be a lot more natural feeling to me compared to my older trap-type stuff. But I have to say I’ve always naturally enjoyed rapping, and I still do today just don’t focus on that side of music as much anymore.
How do you keep your sound fresh, and avoid falling into the trap of imitating either yourself or others?
I feel like not listening to a whole lot of other music ha-ha. It’s definitely hard to stand out nowadays with so much music being released; you definitely have to try and make your own sound stand out. It’s hard, but it just takes time.
How do you keep your sound consistent on stage?
I’d say just perfecting your sound in the studio at first.
Are there any special recording techniques you use in the studio?
Not really. I’d say just recording scratch vocals on a demo mic and then recording finals into my actual home studio mic is how I usually go about doing it.
What is your definition of tone? And has your tone changed over time?
I’d say the way your vocals sit on an instrumental. It’s definitely a different feeling for everybody though. And yes, I’d say it’s definitely changed over time but not to the point where you can’t recognize my voice from any of my older stuff.
What inspires your writing? Do you draw inspiration from poems, music, or other media?
I’d say mostly just life experiences and sometimes other music.
What can you share about your writing process?
My writing process usually starts with me freestyling over a beat and just filling in the mumble that I do on the freestyle.
Which artists in your opinion are killing it right now?
Weston Estate, Kenny Mason, Dominic Fike.
What can your fans look forward to over the next six months? Music videos? Live gigs?
New EP August 18th! With a music video for the lead single. I don’t have any live gigs planned as of now, but I hope to get more into the live stuff this fall. Stay tuned! Love y’all.