I really like Haim but I do hope I don’t tire of them. While I generally like their 80’s and 90’s vibe and their preference for playing pop rock, maybe on their next album (and the rumours are that they are recording together again new material) I’d like to dare Haim to record something outside their comfort zone and embrace an edgier scratchy sound. It’s definitely not beyond them. After all they’re not afraid of incorporating varying musical influences like R&B in their studio sound. Nonetheless, and without completely sounding like a killjoy, there really is a lot that I like about Haim, even if they are exploring break-up theme songs, which seem like a dim a dozen at the moment. But if I’m to nail down something that I really like about them, it has to be hands down the harmonies of this sister act that really gives me goosebumps, especially lead vocalist, guitarist Danielle’s infectious voice.
That said, a few days ago Haim came on the radio, with one of their songs from their debut album Days Are Gone (2013) called The Wire, you know the one that opens with that scratchy guitar riff and clap-along drum beat reminiscent to The Eagles Heartache Tonight. I’m not sure where its inspiration came from but its clever opening intro in my opinion plays nicely into 70s soft rock territory and just maybe as a little bit of a homage to one of my favourite band The Eagles!? But you know what you’ll soon forget about any mention of a homage as The Wire grabs you soon after with its infectious hook and harmonies. Haim certainly know how to ham it up on this heartbreak inspired track. Enjoy!