Australia + New Zealand October 2023
Handsome Tours & Astral People are proud to present Bakar on his hotly anticipated debut in Australia and New Zealand this Spring.
The tour announcement comes fresh off the back of his latest single, ‘Alive!’ and the news that his highly-anticipated second album Halo is set for release on 1st September via Black Butter.
Resisting categorisation during his steady growth into the spotlight, Bakar offers all the lyrical prowess of a rapper, the virtuosic poise of a producer, and the pop craft of a singer-songwriter. Born in Camden, North London and raised on Choice FM, RnB CDs, and the Quran, Bakar’s early musical influences spanned from London’s burgeoning grime scene to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and English indie acts like The Maccabees.
Bakar propelled into the limelight with his 2018 mixtape BADKID, produced with frequent collaborator Zach Nahome in what has become a fruitful partnership; his US #1 single ‘Hell N Back’ swiftly followed in 2019 – a track currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, having peaked in the Top 20 of the UK Official Singles Chart – a career highlight for the young Brit.
Halo rings in a new era for Bakar. The sonic counterpart to his acclaimed 2018 mixtape BADKID, Bakar can be compared to a modern-day Jack Kerouac on this second album, exploring the dichotomy the young artist feels between the nomadic loneliness of a life constantly on the road and the “lifestyle” of being a musician. Halo will include his latest single, ‘Alive!’, giving listeners a taste of what’s to come from the enigmatic mind of the young Londoner.
Don’t miss your first chance to catch Bakar in Australia & New Zealand this October.
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