"It’s Haim as we haven’t quite heard them before: not just eminently proficient musicians, entertainers, and 'women in music', but full of flaws and contradictions, becoming something much greater" - Pitchfork argues in favor of the third album by the three California sisters. Other critics like it as much: "Haim take us through a dark place and they do it frankly. But they never let the momentum dip. And they never lose sight of the light at the end of the tunnel" - Independent; "Experimental, soothing and vulnerable; it’s a thing of great beauty" - NME; "Richly searching, explosively produced third album" - Guardian.

The album question
April 03, 2020

To release or not to release new albums?

Dua Lipa / Lady Gaga

Dua Lipa, Sam Hunt, and The Weeknd are pop stars who decided to release their new albums despite the big lockdown. Lady Gaga, Haim, and Sam Smith have decided to wait. Dua Lipa said, as Variety reports, she "thought I’d be doing them a disservice to delay it, especially during this time”, while Lady Gaga said - “it just doesn’t feel right to me to release this album with all that is going on during this global pandemic”. Whether to release an album or not depends on the genre also - hip-hop sells close to 100% in digital formats so there's a good chance of selling the album in expected numbers, while some older-demographic artists are still selling 70%-80% physical, and the records stores are closed... Tours are equally cancelled for both sides.

Haim

Robert Plant has a new band Saving Grace, playing British folk, the latest song they did is a great cover of 'Everybody's Song' by Low, a true cover for a different song; Haim announce new album ‘Women in Music Pt. III’ with a single 'The Steps', accompanied by a great video made by Paul Thomas Anderson; RINSE goes solo - and post-punky - on his new single 'Tell Me Tell Me Tell Me'; David Berman (Purple Mountains, Silver Jews) collaborators Woods made "a gateway into dream and an escape from everyday reality" with 'Where Do You Go When You Dream'.

It is a "song about family, love, loss, and being thankful for it all", Alana Haim explained, as MTV reports. The song started to come to life when her friend was killed in a car accident. It took time to come to a finished song. Now it's done - it is a loving tribute. The […]

Haim have mashed up Lil Nas X and Nirvana during their latest appearance in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge - beginning with Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’, the group then segued into Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’. Listen to it from around the two-hour and 14-minute mark here.