For the first time since 2018, HAIM will be touring across the United States. Beginning in Las Vegas, Nev. on April 24 and wrapping up in San Diego, Calif. on July 27, the tour, cleverly titled “One More HAIM,” will feature very special musical guest appearances by Katie Crutchfield, Princess Nokia, Faye Webster, SASAMI and Buzzy Lee.
For those of you who live under a rock and are shamefully unfamiliar with the musical wonderment that is HAIM, stop right now, pull up your Spotify and cue some of their top tracks. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Good. Let us continue as you jam out to some joyous vibes. Also, you’re welcome.
The group has attracted some very well-deserved attention following their recent work with frequent collaborator and Academy-Award nominee, Paul Thomas Anderson, when the trio starred in Anderson’s critically acclaimed film, “Licorice Pizza.” Due to the film’s success, especially regarding the debut performance from Alana Haim, the band has received worldwide recognition, resulting in their biggest tour to date. For the first time in their 15-year history, the band will be playing at both Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl.
Following the release of “Licorice Pizza,” the sisters dropped a music video for their brand-new song, “Lost Track,” written by HAIM and produced by Danielle Haim, John DeBold and Ariel Rechtshaid. The single marks the trio’s first release since “Gasoline” (featuring frequent collaborator and friend, Taylor Swift) released in 2021.
“Lost Track,” to no real surprise, is an utter delight (especially considering it was dropped out of seemingly nowhere). Both sonically and lyrically, the song is as strong as any of the sisters’ previous works. The beautiful chorus backed by the indescribable instrumentation is pure bliss. My ears simply cannot get enough of the angel-like voice of Danielle Haim as I find myself continually returning to the single, time and time again (often on shameless repeat).
The lyrics are deeply endearing and wholly relatable in the most sincere ways imaginable. Powerful lyrics like, “but I’ll never get back what I lost track of,” pluck a particularly emotional chord within me as I am nearly moved to tears. It’s profound what the sisters can accomplish with a song that is less than three minutes in length, but another reminder of their immense talent no doubt. Without beating a dead horse, let me just say that “Lost Track” is an ideal example of the unparalleled, masterful musicianship the sisters so proudly possess.
HAIM is easily one of the most unique, beautifully authentic indie pop groups working today and the fact that they are finally getting some serious public attention truly brings a well-needed smile to my face. I love their warm aesthetic and catchy lyrics. “Summer Girl” will forever be embedded into my mind. Simply put, HAIM is the gift that keeps on giving. So, if you’re ready for summer vacation like I am and are in need of exciting things to do; look no further than seeing HAIM in concert. A comprehensive list of show dates and ticket information can be found at haimtheband.com. Who knows, maybe I’ll see you there.
The views expressed are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of The Torch.