Nick Hakim Shares Psychedelic Animated New Video From Album 'Green Twins' Out May 19 via ATO

Nick Hakim will release his debut full length album Green Twins on May 19 via ATO Records, and is set to head out on tour this month, including an album release show at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on May 17. The New York-based musician just premiered a psychedelic new animated video on Pitchfork—directed by Micah Buzan—for the latest single from the album, “Roller Skates.” Watch it here. Hakim also recently released a live performance video of the album’s title track via Remezcla that can be seen here.

This song’s first verse is about a night when I got really stoned at my friend’s house and forgot to meet up with my partner. It was pouring rain outside and when I realized I was late, I biked through Bedstuy as fast as I could through the rain to find her but she was gone... the second verse is about patching it up, not leaving her house for a couple days. It’s a love song.
— Nick Hakim on "Roller Skates"
I wanted to tell a simple story about lonely characters who all desire something they can’t seem to get - be it love, a stuffed animal, or the ability to skate well. I also tried to make it kind of funny how their expectations don’t live up to reality. In the end, rollerskating unites all the characters as they join together in the roller rink. We might feel alone, but we’re all in this life experiment together.
— Director Micah Buzan on "Roller Skates" Video


May 11 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel

May 12 Montréal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PBD

May 13 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

May 14 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

May 17 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

May 20 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

Nov 7 Bristol, UK - The Lantern

Nov 8 London, UK - KOKO

Nov 9 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute

Nov 10 Glasgow, UK - King Tut's

Nov 11 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club