February has been a big month for my favourite sister trio, HAIM. Joining their new best friend, Taylor Swift, on her 1989 World Tour, a Grammy nomination and a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! have seen the sisters being extremely busy, making my hopes for a follow –up to their stellar debut album Days Are Gone rise with each appearance.
Whilst that is still to be announced (please, please, PLEASE make it happen!), that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped making music altogether. Coming together in what is one of this year’s most unlikely collaborations, HAIM have teamed up with none other than Calvin Harris for their latest track, Pray To God.
The track is very Stevie Nicks a la Edge of Seventeen meets TV show Charmed, and the film clip (see below) does little to suppress this comparison with the three ladies wearing outfits probably taken from Nicks’ wardrobe. Wolves, bears, white doves and rabbits appear in snow fields and wooded glens as the girls stare down the camera harmonising beautifully as they always do. Danielle’s voice is impeccable as ever, and is actually surprisingly well suited for the pounding beat and synths.
Obviously more dance oriented thanks to their collaborator, the trademark HAIM sounds are still there and although Pray To God appears on Harris’ album – not theirs – this marks a different direction for the ladies and could suggest them taking influence from this project.
Still no official word on when HAIM’s sophomore album will be out, as Alana told Rolling Stone in a recent interview they were, “Always writing and figuring out new vibes and trying to get our inner Kanyes out.” Here’s hoping those Kanyes are let out sooner rather than later, I need more of this in my life!