Haim have kept us in suspense for a long time. After tearing through 2013 with their highly praised debut LP Days Are Gone, Haim, didn’t by any means fall off the radar, but they certainly made us wonder when we were going to hear their unique brand of pop rock again. Well the wait is over. After teasing us with a short video of the three sisters showing off their skills with the sticks, Haim have returned with a freshly squeezed track called Right Now.
You feel the rawness in this audiovisual from the get go. In one take, the camera pans through a crowded studio switching focus between all three sisters who wo–man their respective instruments. After a quiet piano/ vocal driven intro, a heavy guitar cuts through the track in such a way that carefully avoids disrupting the serenity but reminds us of the heavier side the trio posses. Tension builds as two of the three sisters make their way to a couple of toms and cymbals to smash out a climactic finish to a really nice track. What I love about Right Now is not only the fact that it marks the return of a really incredible band but the imperfections and mistakes that Haim ride through and leave in the recording. It gives the song character and shows the trio don’t necessarily see minor hiccups as a reason to disturb their momentum. To quote Este at the end of the recording, “that’s how you fucking do it”.
Right Now will feature on Haim’s forthcoming LP, Something To Tell You out July 7,
Be sure to catch the sisters at Splendour if you got a ticket.