Just last week, HAIM officially spilled the beans on their upcoming Ariel Rechtshaid-produced sophomore album Something To Tell You. And now, as promised, the very talented sis trio have debuted the project’s official lead single: “Want You Back“!
Picking up where they left off with 2013’s incredibly good Days Are Gone, “Want You Back” sees the ladies – individually known as Este (bass), Danielle (guitars and lead vocals) and Alana Haim (guitars and keyboards) – laying down their sweet, nostalgic vocals on-top of infectious acoustics, propulsive ’80’s-esque synthesizers and signature, Rechtshaid-esque electronica while they get serious about a past relationship. They own up to their wrong doings and plead for forgiveness: “But just know that I want you back/ Just know that I want you back/ Just know that I want you/ I’ll take the fall and the fault in us/ I’ll give you all the love I never/ gave before I left you/ Just know that I want you back…“
As expected, the song comes packed with sharp, relatable lyricism and their knack for supplying supreme, chant-y pop hooks that’ll have you going back for repeated listens. The end result? Pop perfection! But did we really expect anything less? It’s HAIM 2.0!