Bakar's "Good News" Is a Tender, Striking Moment of Longing
Landing just in time for Valentine's Day, “Good News” does not stray from British indie sensation Bakar’s signature mutable sound, both unpredictable and always exactly his.
What makes Bakar’s music so irresistible is not only his unique concoction of indie rock and potent lyricism, but more significantly, how it makes you feel. His music has a way of making a home within you, sinking in the overlap of your lived experiences or drawing comfort from the coarseness of his dew-like voice.
“Good News” is a stoic love song, which isn’t foreign territory for the artist. He’s encapsulated the feeling of longing time and time again, building a distinctive atmosphere with the aid of kick drums and his collaborators Zach Nahome and Michael Uzowuru. This song doesn’t take much out of you, letting you fill in the gaps with your own stories of wanting.
It only makes sense that “Good News” debuted at Givenchy’s Fall/Winter show during Paris Fashion Week, since Bakar is the standing integration of all forms of art. His cool is his oxygen, automated and unconscious yet ever-present. Whether he’s interweaving through fashion, culture, or music, he’s doing so with his own unique charm, leaving a lasting fragrance in any room he moves through.
At only 28, he’s decorated in accomplishments, including number-one singles, garnering a community of over 3.7 million monthly Spotify listeners, and walking for iconic shows, like Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton collection in 2018. As he continues to mature, we know it’ll only reflect in his art and the slow burn of his indie reign.
Listen to "Good News" below: