Come hang at NYC benefit shows this weekend!

This weekend (October 28-29) Nick will be participating in two benefits in the NYC area. Come hang, see some great music, and donate to a great cause.

Saturday, October 28 • 1-4 PM

Nick will be performing at a benefit for City-As-School, an alternative arts high school in NYC where Nick mentors students in songwriting and production. The benefit also doubles as a release party for the students’ vinyl release, and the students will be performing as well. Watch VEVO’s feature on his involvement with the school, and get tickets and more information at


Sunday, October 29 • 1-6 PM • 168 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn NY

Nick and Human Head Records, and independent record shop in Bushwick, are curating a block party benefiting hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Join for performances from Onyx Collective, Buscabulla, and IGBO, DJ sets from Quantic and Edan, and activities and prizes for all ages. They will be working with to collect money and supplies on site.

Watch my new “Cuffed” music video

Read an interview with the director Daniel Kaufman via The FADER here:

Watch the video on Apple Music:

Directed by Daniel Kaufman

Choreographed by Monica Mirabile

Photographed by Adam Newport-Berra

Produced by Briana Gonzales

Dancers: Monica Mirabile, Jes NElson, Cheryl Rosario, Brikeil Zebub, Quenton Stuckey, Aarron Ricks

Steadicam Op: Devon Catucci / 1st AC: Tim Arene / 2nd AC: Franklin Burger / Production Designer: Briana Gonzales / Sculpture by Judy Dryland / Illustrations by Esme Shapiro / Lead PA: Chris Picon / PA: Jonah Maurer / Editor: Daniel Kaufman / Colorist: Mikey @ The Mill / Conforming: Grason Caldwell @ Parallax Post

Listen to Jamie Lidell’s remix of “Cuffed”

Head to Okayplayer to listen to Jamie Lidell’s “high-octane electric soul” remix of “Cuffed”, featuring Marcus Machado on guitar – LISTEN HERE. Catch Nick on tour this fall – tour dates below.

Sep 02 Dorset, UK – End Of The Road Festival
Sep 03 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
Oct 03 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 04 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Oct 05 Raleigh, NC – Kings
Oct 06 Nashville, TN – Basement East
Oct 07 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
Oct 09 Birmingham, AL – The Nick
Oct 10 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Oct 12 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
Oct 14 Austin TX – ACL Festival
Oct 15 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Oct 17 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Oct 18 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Oct 19 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
Oct 20 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 21 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Oct 23 Portland, OR – Doug Fir
Oct 24 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Nov 01 Paris, FR – Pitchfork Avant-Garde
Nov 03 Rotterdam, NL – BIRD
Nov 04 Eindhoven, NL – So What’s Next Festival
Nov 07 Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Nov 08 London, UK – KOKO
Nov 09 Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Nov 10 Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s
Nov 11 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Nov 13 Cologne, GER – Stadtgarten
Nov 14 Berlin, GER – Lido
Nov 15 Belgium, BE – Forest National (Supporting Bonobo)
Nov 16 Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live (Supporting Bonobo)
Nov 17 Hamburg, GER – Uberjazz Festival
Nov 18 Paris, FR – Le Zenith (Supporting Bonobo)

Green Twins is out now!

Stream it now or grab it on vinyl, CD, or cassette at the official store:

Listen to debut album “Green Twins” in full now via NPR!

I’m proud to present this album we made called Green Twins via NPR Music. CLICK HERE to listen to the whole thing before it officially comes out.

It’s something I’ve been working on since i moved to New York almost 4 years ago. I’m really proud of it and hope you enjoy it. I’ve worked hard but now I got to work harder. I have so much more to learn and to discover and will continue to do so through this blessing of writing and performing song. Much Love.

Pre-order Green Twins now:


Watch “Roller Skates” Official Video

Watch the new video for “Roller Skates,” premiered by Pitchfork.

Directed by Micah Buzan, who “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.”

Watch Live “Green Twins” Session + May Tour Dates

Watch a new live session for “Green Twins” via Remezcla, which praises the track’s “minimal neo-soul washed with soft, worshipful notes”. Download the track along with “Bet She Looks Like You” when you pre-order the album HERE, and make sure to catch Nick on tour now (dates below).

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
Nov 7 The Lantern – Bristol
Nov 8 KOKO – London, UK
Nov 9 The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
Nov 10 King Tut’s – Glasgow, UK
Nov 11 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK

Watch “Bet She Looks Like You” Official Video

Head to Pigeons & Planes to watch the official music video for “Bet She Looks Like You”, directed by Terence Nance. “It’s a music video that illustrates the scientific fact that god looks like Naima,” Nick 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 Want” Live from Austin via NPR South x Lullaby

“It’s soul music for outer space, performed in a room that looks like outer space.” Watch Nick Hakim perform “The Want” for NPR’s South x Lullaby series, filmed in Austin TX at the Optic Obscura light installation.

“The Want” is from Nick Hakim’s debut album Green Twins, out May 19.

NEW TOUR DATES + watch the live session of “Bet She Looks Like You”

Watch the live ATO session of “Bet She Looks Like You”, filmed at Market Hotel in Brooklyn by Out of Town Films, and catch Nick Hakim live on tour now including dates at SXSW. All dates below – get tickets on the tour page.



Mar 15 Noisetrade x CLIF Bar @ Blackheart Bar – 2:00 PM

Mar 16 Urban Outfitters @ Space24 – 1:00 PM

Mar 16 South By San Jose @ Hotel San Jose – 3:00 PM

Mar 16 ATO Records @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 9:00 PM

Mar 17 Laneway @ Mohawk – 12PM

Mar 17 Austin Oasis @ Hole In The Wall – 1:50PM




Mar 13 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA

Mar 14 White Oak Music Hall Upstairs – Houston, TX

Mar 19 Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

Mar 21 Voila! Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

Mar 22 Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

Mar 24 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

Mar 25 Alexander Gastown – Vancouver, BC

Mar 26 Barboza – Seattle, WA

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

Apr 20 Le Pop Up du Label – Paris, FR

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


Listen to new song “Bet She Looks Like You” and pre-order debut album “Green Twins”

Head to NPR Music to listen to a brand new track “Bet She Looks Like You” off of Nick Hakim’s debut album Green Twins, out May 19 via ATO Records. NPR praises Nick’s “gifted voice and indelible guitar playing at the center of the danceworthy prayer” on the track, which is now available to download or stream.

Pre-order Green Twins and instantly download “Bet She Looks Like You”:
Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

“Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II” EPs re-released on vinyl!

Nick Hakim’s debut EP, 2014’s Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II, is finally available on milky white vinyl with new interior art via ATO Records. Pre-order it now at

A collection of intimate, lo-fi soul songs that NPR called “lovingly dreamy and hopelessly bleary at once”, the long out-of-print vinyl is now available for pre-order for delivery in Marc 2017. Customers will be notified when their order ships.

“Nick Hakim’s music is an intimate conversation, vulnerable and bewitching – R&B born of the blues’ sensibility for soul-bearing.”Pigeons & Planes