HAIM – ” Women in Music Pt III “

Posted: June 28, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Haim new album Women in Music Pt III” is available now. Haim are really about to drop one of the best albums of the year with ‎”Women in Music Pt. III”, huh?! Following on from the release of the Stones-esque “The Steps,” the sibling  trio are leaning in a more electronic direction on “I Know Alone” – a shifty, percussive dance piece about loneliness that hits different in our weird new quarantine world: “Been a couple days since I’ve been out/Calling all my friends but they won’t pick up/Found another room in a different place/Sleeping through the day and I dream the same.” This is the American rock/pop trio’s third studio album and it will feature 16 songs, although the full track listing is still to be revealed. You can listen to ‘The Steps’ below. Because of the length of the album, this will be a 2LP vinyl pressing.

Danielle begins the third HAIM LP by bemoaning the city that built them. “Los Angeles, give me a miracle,” she sings after a flurry of saxophone starts the song. “I just want out from this.” She continues into the chorus as her sisters Alana and Este join in on backup, singing “These days I can’t win.” The City of Angels is also the city of sweaty, broken dreams, as any struggling actor, screenwriter or regular-person-stuck-in-traffic can tell you. Even Danielle—primary songwriter for the trio—who was born, raised and primed for rock stardom in the sprawling city clearly can’t stand it some days. Danielle’s depression, which she has attributed to the struggles she and her partner/producer Ariel Rechtshaid faced upon his testicular cancer diagnosis in 2016, informs some of Women in Music Pt III  most specific and heartfelt lyrics. But her sisters’ struggles are just as important. Alana remembers her best friend who passed away at 20, while Este’s life has been full of ups and downs since her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis during her freshman year of high school. They all lean on each other, and that love is perhaps loudest in stirring folk number “Hallelujah.” Though outwardly carefree, Women in Music Pt III  finds HAIM exploring darker and more serious matters than ever before, which is one reason why it’s their most complete and forward-thinking release yet. Many of these songs find Danielle, Alana and Este flat on their backs, but it’s never long before they’ve returned to their default position: upright, strutting confidently through the streets of L.A. and life itself.

Women in Music Pt III was originally due to be issued in April but will now be released on 21st August 2020.

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