Nick Hakim's 'Green Twins' Draws Influences From Everywhere
Nick Hakim is here to make a splash with his debut full length Green Twins as a follow up to his two EPs Where Will We Go, Pt. I & II. The name took time to come up with lyrics on the spot on voice memos and a four-track cassette recorder. From their the album was born.
Hakim aimed to make each individual tack unique in it's own way by stating “a lot of it is what I was thinking in the moment, very specific songs… many of them are like self-portraits. I also felt the need to push my creativity in a different way than I had on the EPs." He added, "We wanted to imagine what it would have sounded like if RZA had produced a Portishead album. We experimented with engineering techniques from Phil Spector and Al Green’s Back Up Train, drum programming from RZA and Outkast, and were listening to a lot of The Impressions, John Lennon, Wu-Tang, Madlib, and Screaming Jay Hawkins.”
What do you think of the album?