Nick Hakim has shared a video for "Roller Skates," the latest single from his upcoming album Green Twins. Watch it above via Pitchfork. The lo-fi, psychedelic soul track soundtracks an animated tale of a roller rink which according to the video's director Micah Buzan, is populated by "lonely characters who all desire something they can’t seem to get—be it love, a stuffed animal, or the ability to skate well.” There's also a bunch of rollerskating animal things who look perfectly content.
"Roller Skates" is "a love song," Hakim wrote in a press release obtained by Pitchfork. "This song’s first verse is about a night when I got really stoned at my friend’s house and forgot to meet up with my partner. It was pouring rain outside and when I realized I was late, I biked through Bed-Stuy as fast as I could through the rain to find her but she was gone.... The second verse is about patching it up, not leaving her house for a couple days."
Nick Hakim's debut LP Green Twins is out May 19. Check out the previously released song "Bet She Looks Like You"
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