New York-based Nick Hakim just released the first official video from Green Twins, his debut full-length album out May 19 on ATO Records. Directed by Terence Nance, the video for his first single “Bet She Looks Like You” just premiered, and Hakim notes “It’s a music video that illustrates the scientific fact that god looks like Naima. Terence and I have been working together for a while now, we’ve made some music too, he’s like a brother.” Watch the clip below.
Hakim’s debut comes as the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household—his older brother introduced him to bands like Bad Brains and Nirvana, and his parents exposed him to Nueva canción—while he set out on his own to discover the DC music scene. He didn’t take an interest in learning an instrument until high school, when he taught himself to play the keys. After graduation, he moved to Boston to continue his study of music. In the time since moving to Brooklyn and setting to work for three years on Green Twins, he embraced the live circuit, both as a solo musician and with his band, whom he’s brought together from within his community in Boston and New York.
Green Twins is the follow up to Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II EPs, self-released on his label Earseed Records. The new album is an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences in the years since.
Mar 29 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 30 The Back Room – Milwaukee, WI
Mar 31 Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 01 Club Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 19 The Dome – London, UK (Sold Out)
Apr 20 Le Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR
Apr 21 Brussels, BE – Chez PIAS
Apr 22 Studio 672 – Cologne, DE
Apr 23 Bitterzoet – Amsterdam, NL
Apr 25 Berghain Kantine – Berlin, DE
May 11 The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
May 12 Bar Le Ritz PBD – Montréal, QC
May 13 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
May 14 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
May 17 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 20 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC