Californian sister-trio Haim have (finally!) announced the forthcoming release of sophomore album Something To Tell You, a good four years since debut Days Are Gone came out.
Teasing new music with huge billboards posted in cities across the world in recent weeks, today saw the release of new album cut Right Now and it’s Paul Thomas Anderson-directed live video, the group stopping by Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music to tell the Kiwi DJ how acclaimed Boogie Nights and Magnolia filmmaker Anderson shot the video in one day “before he was going to work” while the group performed a live studio version of the track, the simple treatment effective, focusing on the sisters’ musicianship.
It turns out Paul Thomas Anderson was actually an art student of Haim Senior – the sisters’ mother Donna: “She would always talk about this one kid named Paul,” they said. “She loved this kid, Paul. He was very energetic”, Paul turning out to be the aforementioned film director.
While the new record had been expected out last year, Danielle, Este and Alana Haim decided to make the best record possible, apologising to UK fans as they pulled out of performing at last year’s Reading Festival, alongside other European festival dates, to spend longer finishing their record, a move which echoed their strategy with album #1.
They’ll make it up to us in spades this year no doubt as they hit up BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend in Hull next month and Glastonbury Festival in June before returning for Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.
The Ariel Rechtshaid-produced album Something To Tell You is released on July 7th through Polydor and expect the album’s lead single to drop next week. Haim time is here for the summer folks!