Off the back of the wildly successful ‘AWOL EP’, hotly tipped UK R&B singer Raheem Bakaré returns with highly anticipated soulful cut ‘Forever You’, and in doing so injects something very exciting into the UK R&B scene.
South London’s Raheem Bakaré is a name that’s been attracting attention in all the right places since his formidable debut, the ‘AWOL EP’. With his unique blend of experimental, forward thinking R&B and soul, the young singer has picked up support from tastemakers in the R&B scene here in London and across the Atlantic in New York. With the likes of DJ Target, MistaJam, Twin B and more locked in, the young lothario counts additional fans in the likes of Musiq Soulchild and the legendary D’Angelo – both of which extended support slot invitations.
With the success of the ‘AWOL EP’ under his belt, Raheem has masterminded a supreme return in the form of new single ‘Forever You’, premiered online exclusively via Wonderland Magazine. The track sees Bakaré effortlessly dipping in and out of his incredible falsetto, making light work of the melodic topline with his silky smooth tones. Mellow beats work to give the song a blissed out vibe, while the deeply honest, vulnerable lyrics keep the balance by providing an intoxicating dark edge. With much attention rightly given to the grime renaissance in recent years, it’s time for the spotlight to widen to other exciting areas of UK talent, and Raheem is stepping up to lead the R&B charge.
“Forever You was written at a time when I found out my ex had fallen out of love. The sentiment behind ‘Forever You’ tackles the vulnerable state of not being ready to give up on the foundations built with your partner as she would forever be the one in my heart. The harsh reality is that I’d ultimately have to say ‘F*ck You’ to ever let go, hence #FU,” says Bakaré of the new cut.
Get lost in ‘Forever You’ below.