August 9, 2013


HAIM Transform Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough" Into Indie Anthem

If you're not yet head over heels in love with Los Angeles sister trio HAIM, well, then you have problems. But this could be your tipping point.

The indie rock band—which dazzled with new singles "The Wire" and "Let Me Go," and totally slayed live onstage at Lollapalooza—recently dropped by Australia's Triple J radio to perform an amped up cover of "Strong Enough," an acoustic guitar ballad by Sheryl Crow. Yes, Sheryl Crow. 

HAIM dial up the song's emotional impact with floating synths and wiry electric guitar riffs. Danielle handles lead vocals, lamenting her search for a real man in a gritty yearn: "Are you strong enough to be my man? Lie to me, I'll believe / Lie to me, but please don't leave." All the sisters harmonize the final chorus, as Danielle rips an anthemic, heaven-bound guitar solo that'd make U2's The Edge proud.

Ooooof. It's just so pretty. 

"We heard it on the radio a couple weeks ago and were like, 'We need to cover it!' I forgot how good this song is," Danielle tells the radio hosts. "It's such a good jam," adds Este. "It tugs at the heartstrings." Damn straight.

Guys, only 4,492,800 more seconds until HAIM's debut album, Days Are Gone, arrives on September 30. We'll be counting each and every one.