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Watch: Nick Hakim - “Roller Skates” Video

Green Twins Due Out May 19 via ATO

May 02, 2017 Nick Hakim
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Nick Hakim is a promising new neo-soul artist, originally from Washington DC, who is releasing his debut album, Green Twins, on May 19 via ATO. We previously posted the video for “Bet She Looks Like You” and the audio for the album’s title track, “Green Twins.” Now he has shared a video for “Roller Skates.” Micah Buzan directed the trippy animated clip, which, of course, features lots of roller skates. Watch it below, followed by Hakim’s upcoming tour dates.

Hakim had this to say about the song in a press release: “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.”

Buzan had this to say about the video: “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.”

Pick up or download Under the Radar‘s current print issue, the Spring 2017 Issue, to read our new Pleased to Meet You interview with Nick Hakim.

Nick Hakim Tour Dates:

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

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