Nick Hakim Live In-Store Performance and Signing 10/23 at 4pm

To celebrate the release of COMETA, Nick Hakim will be coming to Fingerprints for a special stripped-down performance and signing. To attend this intimate performance, all you have to do is RSVP at (562)433-4996. If you purchase the vinyl-only limited edition of Cometa HERE, you will be given a wristband for priority entry and the signing.

Since 2013, Nick has demonstrated that his talent can’t be contained within the restrictions of categorization. Hakim’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Green Twins, solidified his status as a versatile artist pushing the boundaries of genre and embracing fluidity between R&B, soul, indie, psychedelia and more. From there, he proceeded to link up with the likes of Erykah Badu, Anderson.Paak, BADBADNOTGOOD, Mac DeMarco, Onyx Collective and many others.

COMETA is truly a collaborative effort and the highlight for Hakim is having so many special guests from his community that play supportive roles–this talented roster of peers includes Alex G, Isaiah Barr, and DJ Dahi. Hakim refers to the bassist Kyle Myles as the glue that has held his musical life together for the past decade along with the pianist Jake Sherman, drummer Vishal Nayak, and guitarists Joe Harrison and Dylan Day. “Happen” includes Abe Rounds on drums and Alex G on piano, and “Slid Under” features Helado Negro on synths. Hakim’s younger brother, Danny Hakim, wrote the chords for “Perfume,” a sweet song about falling in love with someone’s scent, which he also plays acoustic guitar on.

The album title is the Spanish translation of “kite,” which is a symbol for elevation in Hakim’s personal life. He sees this as a really beautiful way to speak about feeling uplifted and gravitating toward the idea of being in your own orbit while everything else floats around you like comets in space. Hakim points to a specific lyric from “Happen” that fully encapsulates this concept: “A supernova/ Exploded and changed my world.”


Nick Hakim Live at Fingerprints + Signing 10/23 at 4pm