Through his music, Bakar weaves a universal narrative of love and the ever-evolving human experience. With Halo he invites listeners to investigate his deepest thoughts and emotions, and also their own.
On his sophomore album Halo, Bakar ushers in a new chapter in his artistic expedition. The record, a sonic companion to his venerated 2018 mixtape BADKID, paints Bakar as a modern-day Jack Kerouac, diving deep into the dichotomy that plagues a young artist torn between the nomadic solitude of life on the road and the alluring "lifestyle" of a musician. The enigmatic mind of this London native is laid bare for listeners, with the single "Alive!" offering a tantalizing glimpse into what you’ll find on the rest of Halo.
Hailing from Camden, North London, Bakar has been an enigma, refusing to be pigeonholed as he steadily climbs to the forefront of the music scene. He effortlessly blends the lyrical prowess of a rapper, the finesse of a producer, and the melodic craftsmanship of a singer-songwriter. Bakar's upbringing was a quilt sewn together with the influences of Choice FM, R&B CDs, and the Quran. His early musical inspirations spanned the gamut from London's burgeoning grime scene to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and English indie bands like the Maccabees.
Bakar catapulted into the limelight with his 2018 mixtape BADKID, a project forged in collaboration with his frequent creative partner, Zach Nahome. Their partnership has yielded fruitful results, most notably the US No. 1 single "Hell N Back" in 2019, a track currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity.
Having graced festival stages in the US and Europe, including standout performances at Lollapalooza in Chicago and a coveted main stage slot at Reading and Leeds Festivals, Bakar's star continues to rise. His refusal to conform to genre boundaries, combined with cosigns from music royalty, modeling campaigns with fashion giants like Louis Vuitton and Prada, and a single that topped the AAA Billboard chart in the US, has set the stage for Bakar to make seismic waves with this new album, the follow-up to his 2022 debut album, Nobody's Home.