Genre-Bending London Boy Bakar Takes Our Sound Advice Questionnaire

This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. This week’s installment comes from Bakar, the London boy with music so smooth he turns on his own songs when he’s high. Bakar debuted his new single “Good News” at last month’s Givenchy Men’s F/W 2023 show, for which he also composed the soundtrack. Even so, Bakar made time to send us a playlist—”something light to help you get through your day,” as he describes it—and answer our questionnaire below, in which he declares his loyalty to wired headphones, announces the best album cover of all time, and plays “fuck, kill, marry” with music streaming services.



Where do you dance? On the dance floor.

What’s on your bedroom playlist? I don’t have a bedroom playlist!

Favorite genre? I make so many different genres, I could never pick one.

Fuck, marry, kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music. Marry Spotify, Kill Soundcloud, Fuck Apple Music.

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Wired.

What was your first concert? Michael Jackson.

What song on this playlist, if any, makes you cry? They don’t!

Name your favorite artist no one knows about. Kodak Black.

Do you play an instrument? I don’t.

What’s your favorite club? Visions in London.

What song do you have on repeat? “Myself” by Yeat.

What do you listen to when you’re high? My own music.

What’s your favorite album cover of all time? “Yeezus.”

Who’s the queen of pop? Not Madonna.

What’s your favorite movie needle-drop? Forrest Gump.