VIDEO: Nick Hakim Releases New Single 'Needy Bees' Featured on HBO's INSECURE

"Needy Bees" is the latest single from Nick Hakim's celebrated debut full-length album Green Twins (ATO Records), and was featured in the steamy closing scene of HBO's Insecure this week. Complex named Green Twins one of the "Best Albums of 2017 (So Far)" and, today, Complex premiered the official video of the moody and sparse track, directed by Derrick Belcham.

Watch the video below!

Nick Hakim and his band will also perform on Pitchfork's live streaming series Pitchfork Live next Wednesday, August 30. Pitchfork featured the NYC-based musician in their "Rising" series this spring and included Green Twins on their "Overlooked Albums of 2017" list. Tune in to at 1pm ET to stream the set.

Hakim's debut comes at the culmination of years chiseling his skills as a musician, and saw him featured by the likes of The FADER, Stereogum, Remezcla, NYLON, Latino USA, Paste Magazine, Under The Radar and more. In addition to making the mid-year lists from Complex and Pitchfork, Green Twins has also been named one of the "Best Albums of the Year (So Far)" by Under the Radar, NPR Music's readers named Hakim one of "Your Favorite New Artists Of 2017 (So Far)" and NME named the track "Green Twins" one of their "Best Songs Of 2017 So Far."

Hailing from Washington, D.C., he grew up in a musical household-his older brother introduced him to bands like Bad Brains and Nirvana, and his parents exposed him to Nueva canción-while he set out on his own to discover the DC music scene. He didn't take an interest in learning an instrument until high school, when he taught himself to play the keys. After graduation, he moved to Boston to continue his study of music. In the time since moving to Brooklyn and setting to work for three years on Green Twins, he embraced the live circuit, both as a solo musician and with his band, whom he's brought together from within his community in Boston and New York.


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)

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