Since their steep rise to fame in 2013 with Days Are Gone, Haim have been consistently topping festival lineups worldwide including a few casual appearances at Reading/Leeds, Glastonbury and Splendour In The Grass this year alone.
The Californian sisters have been hinting that they have been also working hard in the studio with a couple of enigmatic videos and photos on Twitter over the last couple of weeks, the most notable of which featured all three members of the band playing drums in an exchange of mini solos. As many fans might know, this is not surprising as an interview with Rolling Stone revealed that this was the first instrument that they were taught by their musical parents.
The teasing finally ended today with a video release of a restrained live studio rendition of ‘Right Now’, beautifully shot and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, renowned filmmaker who is particularly known for his stunning music videos such as the recent ‘Daydreaming’ by Radiohead. Despite its slick appearance, the snippet of the chat between one of the sisters and Anderson at the beginning shows the laid back and friendly attitude that they exude over their social media, which is so relatable to their fans.
This video exhibits the strengths of Haim’s music, albeit a stripped down version of it. There seems to be a bubbling energy below the surface of this song which never fully eventuates. Yet there is a catchiness to the vocal duet and the musical interplays which gets under your skin and makes you anxious for more. Timely then that this video release is joined by an announcement of their sophomore album ‘Something To Tell You’ which will be released on July 7. HAIM reunited with Ariel Rechtshaid to produce the forthcoming album as well as collaborating with Rostam Batamanglij, previously a founding member of Vampire Weekend.
If the wait until July seems way too much to handle then watch this space, as the first official single from ‘Something To Tell You’ will be released on Wednesday May 3. Until then, if you are anything like us, you will just have to play this track on repeat: