New York-based singer and songwriter Nick Hakim stunned us in 2014 with Where Will We Go Pt. 1 and Where Will We Go Pt. 2, two EPs full of timeless songwriting and intimate, sometimes heart wrenching lyrics.
This year, Hakim is back with his debut album, Green Twins, which is out on May 19 via ATO Records. Fans of the EPs will be satisfied with the record, which keeps much of the lo-fi charm of his earlier work, but is ambitious in its variety of moods, vocal deliveries, and song structures.
Today, Nick Hakim is sharing the video for "Bet She Looks Like You," directed by Terence Nance, and it's an abstract but powerful experience. There's lots of green, a strange nativity scene, and even moments of animation mixed in with the single camera shots. "It's a music video that illustrates the scientific fact that god looks like Naima," Hakim says. "Terence and I have been working together for a while now, we’ve made some music too, he’s like a brother."
Watch the video above. Pre-order Green Twins here and check Nick Hakim's tour dates below.
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 Chez PIAS - Brussels, BE
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