Singer Bazzi: Visual Questionnaire #20
The name Bazzi might not ring a bell, but chances are you've probably heard his viral hit "Mine" off his debut album Cosmic that spawned a thousand hilarious memes, and landed at the top of Billboard's Top 100 chart in 2018.
The Lebanese-American followed that breakout moment with the love-struck single "Beautiful" with Camila Cabello, and then went on to become her special guest during her North American tour.
With the brooding good-looks of Sam Smith and catchy melodies of Post Malone, Bazzi has amassed more than a million followers on IG in the past year.
In June, he dropped "Focus", a slick and sexy R&B track featuring 21 Savage.
We caught up with him to get to the bottom of his music-making process ahead of his debut show in Singapore on 17 July.
What's your greatest inspiration for songwriting?
Life in general, whether it's something that I have experienced myself, through a friend, or a story that I've heard. I get inspiration from everywhere.
What's your most played song right now on Apple Music?
What has been the most memorable city that you've performed in?
I'll always remember my first headlining show ever in Vancouver.
Do you have a performer, designer or artist who you would love to collaborate with?
Kanye, for sure.
Where do you wish you could perform?
What's the most personally significant lyrics in one of your songs?
"Insecure people turn to insecure lovers" on "Paradise"
What's an unrealised project that you wish to complete sometime in the future?
My next album! It's coming though.
What's your proudest achievement in your career so far?
The fact that my whole first tour sold out was pretty cool.
What's the most exciting thing that you're looking forward to this year?