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Haim has been running on the momentum brought about by their debut studio album ‘Days Are Gone’ since its release in 2013. Packing stadiums and headlining music festivals has kept the trio busy and out of the recording studio. But it looks like the long wait is over for Haim fans as the group has reportedly been back to their parents living room (the place where they penned their first album) writing up a storm for their sophomore LP. Here’s what we know so far.
The band is back to working with ‘Days are Gone’ producer Ariel Rechtshaid and is having ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij have a go at some of the tracks. Batmanglij recently produced Ra Ra Riots’ latest singles ‘Water’ and ‘I Need Your Light.’
The LP is expected to drop sometime this Fall, but the band is already teasing fans with a track to be featured on the album. ‘Little of Your Love’ was initially meant as as part of soundtrack to a film the band was invited to take part in, but has elevated to the tracklist of the as-yet to be named new record. In an interview with The Rolling Stones, Haim has also revealed another track for the upcoming album entitled ‘Nothing’s Wrong.’
Much has changed since 2013, and it looks to be the band’s experience over the last few years will be take a major role in the theme of the album. Described as a personal reflection on the changes in their life after finding fame, Haim says the album takes on the challenge of “trying to go back to your normal life, but realizing there is a difference.
As for the what’s on the band’s mind well it looks like they want to wrap things up and get back to touring. The band says “We’ve just been in the studio for so long. Like, perfecting, and trying to get it right. At this point, we just wanna go out there and play the songs live.”