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HAIM's return confirms they’re here to stay

"Something to Tell You"

Release date: 07 July 2017
HAIM Something to Tell You
30 June 2017, 15:59 Written by Jumi Akinfenwa
HAIM’s second album Something to Tell You possess a retro sound and draws on influences as diverse as Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night and 1990s Janet Jackson.

Opening with Bloodpop-produced lead single “Want You Back”, the album starts with a track that highlights HAIM’s maturity whilst remaining true to a sound that has gathered them a legion of fans.

It’s clear that during their four year break, HAIM spent time crafting and curating the album by incorporating distinct sounds and drumbeats on tracks such as “Right Now”, leading to a much tighter and better sequenced LP than its predecessor.

The album further possesses more R&B influenced tracks such as “Ready for You” and “Walking Away”, which demonstrate lead singer Danielle Haim’s captivating vocals, along with relatable lyrics telling of love, relationships and heartbreak.

Other standout tracks include “You Never Knew”, a clear nod to Prince that also features country and 1970s soft rock influences. These inspirations are also clearly seen in single “Little of Your Love”, one of the more pop chart friendly tracks on the album.

Closing with ballad “Night So Long”, HAIM show off their more mellow side, and again highlight their growth over the past four years. The nuanced way in which they’ve incorporated their older influences alongside modern chart pop is truly commendable and is a sign this sister act is here to stay.

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