British artist Bakar is proud to release his brand-new single, ‘Good News’, out now via Black Butter Records.
Following its notable debut at Givenchy’s Fall/Winter 23 Men’s show during Paris Fashion Week – where the soundtrack made for the perfect backdrop to good friend, and Givenchy Creative Director, Matthew M. Williams’ vision – ‘Good News’ hones into Bakar’s genre-bending sound, which is well-known for bridging the gap between Indie, Hip-hop, Punk and Rock. Taking a stripped-back approach to this new offering, the Zach Nahome and Michael Ozuwuru-produced track showcases Bakar’s knack for captivating lyrics and melodic beats, and focuses heavily on his vocals, which are underpinned with the stoic kick-drum and electric guitar instrumentation that weaves its way throughout the song.
Launched on Zane Lowe’s ‘New Music Daily’ show, alongside an interview, ‘Good News’ follows up Bakar’s 2022 debut album Nobody’s Home, and the 2019 EP Will You Be My Yellow? which features hits such as ‘Hell N Back’ – the sleeper hit became Bakar’s first US No.1 on the Adult Alternative Airplay Songs chart and boasts a quarter of a million streams across all digital streaming platforms. The celebrated 2020 single, ‘1st Time’ marked Bakar’s second track to achieve a No.1 on the Adult Alternative Airplay chart and forms his ever-growing portfolio of work.
For almost a decade, Bakar has been captivating his community of over 3.5M+ monthly listeners on Spotify with his unique brand of music, and has already earned himself accolades with appearances at some of the biggest U.K. and global platforms – including supporting Travis Scott at his sold out London
O2 Arena tour in 2022, Reading & Leeds Festival, ColorsxStudios – and an appearance on BBC Radio 1Xtra, where he performed a tribute track in honour of late rapper Mac Miller.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter is breaking musical stereotypes alongside quickly cementing his name in public consciousness following collaborations in the fashion world (walking for Virgil Abloh’s inaugural Louis Vuitton collection in 2018, and again in 2019 where he also modelled for Prada’s A Gift To Give campaign), and due to his fresh take on the Indie Rock sound; combining honest lyricism and catchy hooks into irresistible sounds.
Bakar straddles the intersection between fashion, culture and music effortlessly, collaborating with revered names in the industry such as Aitch (‘In Disguise’), Lancey Foux (‘Play’) and Dominic Fike (‘Stop Selling Her Drugs’). His music is unapologetically bold and intentional – every lyric conveying the thoughts and lived experiences that speak directly to the listener; ‘Good News’ proves to be yet another example of his unending lyrical prowess and musical mastery.