Spreading the word about good music is usually a great feeling. But if we’re talking about music you’re truly connected to, it’s a little soul crushing. It’s like you form this intimate bond with a song and you selfishly don’t want anyone else to experience it. Nick Hakim’s absence on this blog is no coincidence. But after growing an immeasurable amount of love for him, I feel obligated to share his genius. All I can really hope for is that you appreciate these gems even half as much as I do. Prepare to get lost in a world of wildly beautiful melodies and layers upon layers of soul. These are not songs to skim through. Savor the full listen for when you’re ready…you’ll just know.