HAIM is the newest sensation. If you’ve heard of them, you’re probably captivated, like me. If you haven’t heard of them, you will soon. California sisters Este, Danielle and Alana are the most talented sister group since Heart. I am absolutely in love with the rhythmic songs these girls have put into the universe.
Watching youtube videos and live performances, the talent that these girls have is striking. Este plays a bass like no one is watching while Danielle’s fingers dance up and down the frets of her Gibson SG with an equal balance of grace and fervor. Alana puts her heart and soul into the keys and percussion. With Danielle’s velvet like vocals accompanied by beautiful harmonies and occasional leads from Este and Alana, it is hard to comprehend such an extreme amount of talent.
If you can’t tell, HAIM is one of my favorite bands at the moment. Their debut album Days Are Gone is a mix of songs which seem like they stem from several different genres. When listening to Go Slow and Let Me Go, I often find myself laying on the floor and staring at the ceiling absorbing each note. Yet on songs like Days Are Gone and Don’t Save Me, I can’t help but dance around the room and shake my head like an insane person (typically scaring my friends).
Aside from their musical talent, the genuine relationship and banter between the girls is one that can only be found between sisters. It is entirely refreshing and satisfying to see an up and coming band with such potential, talent and most importantly, a genuine bond (that sounded much less cheesy in my head).
Definitely check them out! I’ve previously posted The Wire music video, go find it!!