Over just five years, UK-based Yemeni-Tanzanian singer-songwriter, Bakar, has quickly risen up the ranks in London’s indie scene off the back of his 2017 full length debut LP, Badkid, and a subsequent string of singles ‘Small Town Girl’ (a Scene Noise office favorite), ‘Something I said’ and ‘1st Time’, the latter of which managed to hit the number one slot on the US Adult Alt-rock Charts last year. Much of Bakar’s work pairs his hip-hop upbringing with the lyrical finesse and songwriting focus of the golden era of indie rock, channeled through his first generation experience growing up in London.
Now, Bakar has teamed up with music platform VEVO as the latest artist to be featured on their star-making series DSCVR, which in the past has featured such names as Billie Eilish, AB6IX and Alfie Templeman.
Check out these selections from Bakar’s DSCVR performance below:
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