Prepare to dance the night away this weekend with HAIM's new song "Want You Back," which MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1 show today. Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (who worked on more than half the songs on their debut album), the track has a vibrant quality to it that is quintessential HAIM.
"Just know that I want you / I’ll take the fall and the fault in us / I’ll give you all the love I never gave before I left you," the ladies profess on the hook. From the handclaps to Danielle's breathy coos and the singalong chorus, "Want You Back" has all the key ingredients that make a perfect festival jam...or your next favorite karaoke song to belt out to. The track follows last week's premiere of "Right Now."
HAIM previewed their new album in a recent Rolling Stone interview, giving insight of what's to come. They tried to steer away from studio fuckery" this time around, but still has "weird, processed vocals; beats that mix electronic and acoustic; and other sonic doodads that Rechtshaid describes, self-deprecatingly, as 'production bullshit.'" In a fun bit, the band reveals they wrote a song for Amy Schumer's Trainwreck movie that later got nixed. "Suddenly, there wasn't this daunting, abstract, second-record weight hanging over us. It was, 'You have a week,'" Alana said.
Something to Tell You, the follow-up to HAIM's 2013 Days Are Gone debut album, will be out on July 7. The trio are also prepping for their Saturday Night Live performance on May 13, with Melissa McCarthy as the host. But before then, travel back to 2013 with HAIM talk their big debut and a frightening onstage diabetic attack in this Lollapalooza interview: