Born to a Tanzanian mother and Yemeni father, Bakar himself hails from Camden. He takes the urban sound of multicultural London and blends it with indie-rock choruses that are just catchy enough to count as pop. In 2022 Bakar dropped his debut album Nobody’s Home to rave reviews, with critics hailing him as one of the most promising young acts in the U.K. He followed up with a 2023 LP titled Halo. Asked about plans for the future, Bakar says: “I just want to be big.” With talent like his, he’s sure to make his dreams come true.