If I would be asked to choose between Fifth Harmony and HAIM, I’d choose HAIM any time of the day.
Wait, who is this HAIM I speak of?
HAIM is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim who are joined on stage by drummer Dash Hutton. The three sisters were active since 2007 but it was just last year when I fell in love with their amazing style of music, thanks to John Green’s movie adaptation of Paper Towns.
By 2012, Haim released their three song EP Forever and was officially joined by Dash Hutton. Their debut studio album, Days Are Gone was released on September 27, 2013 by Polydor Records. The album spawned six singles: Forever, Save Me, Falling, The Wire, If I Could Change Your Mind, and My Song 5.
Falling was the first song I heard from Haim. It was part of Paper Town’s movie soundtrack and was played during the prom scene when Quentin (Nat Wolff) decided to join his friends at their last promenade together. Aside from To The Top by Twin Shadows, Smile by Mikky Ekko, Look Outside by Nat and Alex Wolff and Moments by De Lux, Falling by HAIM is one of my favorite songs from the album.
HAIM’s songs have a nice vibe; something different from the type of music that you hear on the radio every day. Some of today’s music consists of too much electro pop, electronic dance music and lyrics that doesn’t make any sense and HAIM’s music genre gives off a nice, motivational and upbeat feeling.
The lyrics to their songs shows profound feelings and their music videos doesn’t include showing off too much skin and twerking. Instead, their music videos are very powerful and rich in content, watch ‘Don’t Save Me’ for example.
The first few beats of ‘Falling’ gives me chills (the good kind) and when you hear Danielle sing the first line, oh god, it is pure heaven. HAIM’s musical style is a nostalgia of 80’s music blended with R&B and soft rock.
This band is underrated and produces a better music style than some of the mainstream bands of today. Their retro style of music is something worth your time; it’s something worth listening.
HAIM’s second album is expected to be released this Summer 2017.
My top three favorite HAIM songs:
- If I Could Change Your Mind
- Don’t Save Me