A New HAIM Album Is On Its Way

A New HAIM Album Is On Its Way

The trio's sophomore release is set for Fall

The trio's sophomore release is set for Fall

Text: Grace Walker

It’s been three years since the debut release of HAIM’s “Days Are Gone,” the album with a unique retro twist, hailed for its eclectic mix of folk, rock and pop. Now after some down time, the sisters are polishing off the finishing touches to their sophomore album due to be dropped this fall.

Staying true to their layered acoustics, the band have been playing with new melodies for the past year, and have brought the energy back to their hometown.  In fact, quite novelly, the entire album has been created in their parents’ living room in L.A. This time around, the girls wanted to primarily focus on their musical roots and so, felt there was no greater source of inspiration than their raw childhood setting—surrounded by instruments rich in character and personal history.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the sisters explained the sound would consequently be much more organic and natural. Este in particular outlined a desire to capture a mood, work with it, and cling to the outcome: "We make the music we make, and we're not trying to reinvent the wheel." Referencing the creative process directly, she added, "It's been more about coming together and asking each other how we were feeling and what we were feeling and how we wanted to express that."

First motivated by a movie trailer soundtrack request, which resulted in the writing of “Little of Your Love,” the album now boasts 12 songs. With the band being such a chameleon of genre, it’s difficult to predict the exact avenue the band have gone down with their newest material, but we can be sure it’ll be as varied, hook-y and exciting as ever.

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