Just a week after dropping his latest single, â€œAliveâ€, beloved British musician Bakar is back with more good news: a forthcoming LP. Bakar announced that Halo, the â€œsonic counterpartâ€ to his critically acclaimed 2018 mixtape BADKID, is set for release via Black Butter on September 1.
Bakar took to Instagram yesterday to formally announce the albumâ€™s upcoming release date. â€œPre order it rn!â€ he wrote.
Bakar last delivered an LP back in 2022, with Nobodyâ€™s Home. Halo will reportedly hone in on similar themes of youthful exploration and Bakarâ€™s nomadic lifestyle as a young artist. Heâ€™s set to hit some festivals this summer, making stops at Chicagoâ€™s Lollapalooza as well as Reading & Leeds.
Outside of music, the artist has been dabbling more in the fashion space. After starring in a 2019 Louis Vuitton campaign alongside Yung Lean, Dominic Fike and Clairo, then appearing in Tiffany & Co.â€™sÂ I COLLECT, THEREFORE I AM series, Bakar began his foray into the industry as a collaborator. Last year, he designed his own collection with StÃ¼ssy and Bone Soda, and more recently, he collaborated with Givenchyâ€™sÂ Matthew Williams on the labelâ€™s Paris Fashion Week show soundtrack, which included the debut of his single â€œGood News,â€ in March.
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