Release Date: May 15, 2020
Record label: ATO
Genre(s): R&B, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative R&B
Amid scattered featured appearances made between the 2017 and 2020 release dates of Green Twins and Will This Make Me Good, Nick Hakim also recorded a split collaborative single with his associates in Onyx Collective. He was the headliner on the A-side, "Vincent Tyler," an uneasy if driving ballad about discovering a slain body. The song reappears on the second album from the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in a very different shape, stretched out with a backmasking effect as a percussive accent to a muffled bass drum thud, augmented by a new vocal that's almost vaporous.
Three years after the release of his blissful, soul-stirring debut album 'Green Twins', Nick Hakim has returned with an even bolder artistic statement, 'WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD'. Hakim's sound on 'Green Twins' was warm and intimate: he blended hushed soul atmospherics with rounded psychedelic ripples and did it through the lens of thoroughly modern playlist-pop. He presented himself as the perfect modern songwriter - showing deference and paying homage to greats of the past, while still holding on to an intrinsic uniqueness that differentiates him from his peers.