15.05.2020 news

Nick Hakim Releases New Album ‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’

Today, Nick Hakim releases his sophomore album WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD. The new album features a slew of Hakim’s previously released singles including the delicate and melancholic “BOUNCING,” Pitchfork Best New Track selection “QADIR” and the Mac DeMarco assisted “CRUMPY” and arrives after his NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert.


While WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD is distinctly Nick Hakim, it does represent a tonal shift from 2017’s Green Twins that reflects the ideas with which he grappled while making the record. To prepare listeners for the experience, Hakim shares the following statement about the record:

“I feel the people simmering, on our way to the boiling point. There’s a lot of madness going on around us and this world can feel so cold. It can get hard to remember what makes it worth it. The people around me and the music I love helps.


For a while, I couldn’t write. I worked on new music but couldn’t find the right words. But that time was just a build-up to the three months of expression that led to this album. I hope this music will raise awareness about where we are right now. About how we are living on this planet. About how we treat our neighbors. About community. About depression. About what can heal us and what can’t. About overmedication, overstimulation and manipulation. About respecting and loving the people around us, because one day they won’t be here-or you won’t.


But it’s also true that I’m still trying to figure this record out. People have told me that it’s confusing or that it’s messy-that’s fine. There’s so much pressure on artists to commit to being one thing, or to restrict an album to exploring just one subject or sound. But my life isn’t like that, and so my music can’t be like that either. I’m not thinking about this music as a product to be bought and sold, or how I’ll buy your interest. This is my world; a lot of friends touched this record, and that makes me feel lucky and proud. These songs are glimpses into my community. I’m exploring, but I’m not alone. It’s a journey in progress; it’s an experiment, every day.”


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