I have slowly been enjoying the music made by Nick Hakim more and more as each new track of his has been released so far. He is one of those artists who doesn’t seem to pander to the biggest, closest audience’s needs, each song is his and his alone. What he does may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those that do like it, they are in for a treat.
As with mostly every song he has put out so far, his laid back vocal style stands out over the instrumentation. Sometimes trying to perform a laid back song can come across as lazy or sluggish, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. Everything feels effortless as he harmonises falsettos in the chorus and generally stops time in place while he gives you the perfect piece of chilled soul. He knows exactly what works and has bubbled this down to a foolproof formula, each song of his has his signature sultry sounds but it has yet to get repetitive. Hopefully he has much more of this left in future releases.