Bakar’s new single follows his previous release, ‘Alive!’; both tracks will feature on his upcoming second album, Halo.
Halo rings in a new era for Bakar. Due out 22nd September via Black Butter, the upcoming album is 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.
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.
Away from the studio, Bakar will appear on festival stages in the US and Europe this summer, including an appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago and a main stage slot at Reading & Leeds over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Following his Australia & New Zealand headline tour this October in support of Halo, Bakar will commence the European run in Italy this November, and will make stops in Germany, Belgium, Denmark and France, before kicking off the UK leg in Glasgow on Wednesday 21st November. The Camden artist will perform an eagerly-anticipated, sold-out hometown show at London’s Eventim Apolloon Tuesday, 28th November and will round off his tour with two dates at Manchester’s Albert Hall, with the final date sold out.
‘Right Here, For Now’ marks another single in a string of successful releases that affirm Bakar's place at the top of the UK alternative scene.
Bakar The Halo Tour UK & Europe Headline Tour Dates
Thursday 9th November - Magnolia - Milan, Italy
Sunday 12th November - Kesselhaus - Berlin, Germany
Tuesday 14th November - Melkweg - Amsterdam, The Netherlands [SOLD OUT]
Wednesday 15th November - CBE - Cologne, Germany
Thursday 16th November - Trix - Antwerp, Belgium
Saturday 18th November - DR Koncerthuset - Copenhagen, Denmark
Wednesday 21st November - O2 Academy - Glasgow, UK
Thursday 22nd November - Academy - Dublin, Ireland
Friday 23rd November - Limelight - Belfast, Ireland
Saturday 25th November - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
Tuesday 28th November - Eventim Apollo - London, UK [SOLD OUT]
Thursday 29th November - Albert Hall - Manchester, UK
Friday 30th November – Albert Hall - Manchester, UK [SOLD OUT]