Nick Hakim

Inspired by soul singers like Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, Nick Hakim is a singular talent, putting a modern spin on classic ideas. His genre-bending debut album Green Twins brims with yearning and shows that he’s no ordinary soul singer.

His ethereal, dream-like voice drifts over the hazy, shadowy beats, his songs taking in not just soul and gospel but also hip hop and psychedelia. These tracks are intimate, delicate and beautiful – just listen to the summery guitar and burbling bass of “Slowly”. Heady tones and textures blend together in an intoxicating brew: but, as you watch him at the festival, it’s his voice which you’ll remember.