Aitch has recruited Bakar for his new single “In Disguise,” the latest taste of his upcoming debut album, Close To Home.
The Manchester rapper has teamed up with the London singer-songwriter on the loop-filled song. “She says she don’t wanna be on TV but I’m handsome/Let me be your Caspar, I’m in disguise,” Bakar sings on the song’s chorus, while Aitch assesses in the verses: “Know you like the finer things, every night step in designer skins/All you need is diamond rings/But if you don’t reply, I can’t buy you things.”
“In Disguise” follows the Stone Roses-sampling “1989” and the gold-certified, Ashanti-featuring “Baby” in previewing Close To Home. The record will be released on August 19 and captures a young artist on the verge of global superstardom, spreading his wings and displaying his ever-growing songwriting skills, combining a mature and reflective side with the charisma and cocksure swagger he has become known for.
“This one means a lot,” Aitch wrote on Instagram when announcing the album last month. “The past 4 years have been crazy thank you to everyone that’s been involved I can’t appreciate you enough, whether you been here from the start or not I got nothing but love. A lot of different emotions went into this I can’t wait to share it with u lot!”
Weeks before the record drops, the Manchester star will head to Ibiza for an exclusive pool party held as part of 2022 Ibiza Rocks. The party, dubbed Aitch20, will take place on August 9.
Last month, the rapper also announced details of a new UK and Ireland tour, which will take place later this year. Aitch will take Close To Home on the road in October, kicking off in Dublin, before visiting Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Bristol, and London. The dates will wrap up with a massive homecoming show at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse.