Washington-raised, New York-based buzz artist Nick Hakim will release his debut full-length album Green Twins on Friday May 19 via ATO Records. The first single is ‘Bet She Looks Like You’, which received its first play by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1, and with the accompanying video directed by Terence Nance.
Watch the video for ‘Bet She Looks Like You’
Green Twins is the highly anticipated follow-up to Hakim’s breakthrough Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II EPs, self-released on his label Earseed Records. Green Twins is an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences in the years since.
Nick and his band slayed SXSW, including a performance at Laneway Festival’s showcase. Hakim filmed a pared down version of ‘The Want’ from Green Twins as part of NPR Music’s South X Lullaby series – watch here.
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‘Achingly beautiful soul music that almost always reaches you somewhere deep in your bones’ – The FADER
‘Hakim’s sounds are deep and soulful, but touches of jarring reverb and eerie synths throw his work into a uniquely beautiful state of unbalance.’ – The Washington Post
‘A hazy, deeply felt bit of modern soul.’ – Stereogum
‘This man has the most beautiful soul we ever did hear expressed. If your heart has been feeling cold lately, this tune will warm it right up as Hakim’s raspy vocals reverb through the speakers.’ – Nylon
‘The soul-touched single recalls the production of Madlib and RZA, like an old photograph of neo-soul.’ – All Songs Considered, NPR
GREEN TWINS IS OUT FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017
‘BET SHE LOOKS LIKE YOU’ OUT NOW