It’s been a while between album releases for sister-trio HAIM, whose released their hugely successful debut album Days Are Gone way back in 2013. Considering they first said they were nearing the release stage for album number two back in October last year, fans have been chomping at the bit for some of that new, fresh out of the oven, material for a while. Those who happened to be at their recent gig at The Observatory in Santa Ana were treated to a preview of it – along with a cover of Prince’s I Would Die 4 U. Luckily for everyone else, some fans managed to get pretty decent footage of the performance, which has since been shared across the internet.
In addition to the cover, the trio shared two new songs, said to be titled Nothing’s Wrong and Give Me Just a Little Bit of Your Love. Both tracks certainly call to mind a bit of a Fleetwood Mac vibe, which is totally understandable and fitting given the California rock influence all over HAIM’s sound. They even opted to cover one of Fleetwood Mac’s most famous songs, Dreams, when they performed at a benefit for women in music earlier this month.
The first of the new tracks has the trio making the most of their natural harmonies while the second focuses a little more on the upbeat influences of 1980s new wave so synonymous with the band. Nothing’s Wrong in particular, is surely going to sit in pride of place alongside their existing fan-favourites with both it’s Cali country-rock-influenced guitar solo and lines that simply demand you sing along.
The band have a pretty impressive list of tour dates coming up and we’re hoping that a) the new album drops somewhere along the way and that b) they get the chance to bring their show to Australia in 2016.