They’re Back! HAIM Introduces Their Third LP With “Summer Girl”

HAIM's 'Little Of Your Love'
HAIM gets their groove back with perky bop 'Little Of Your Love.'

Maybe there’s still hope for 2019 (at least from a musical perspective). Lana Del Rey finally got around to announcing the release date of Norman Fucking Rockwell and HAIM returns with the first taste of their third LP. Co-produced by Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid, “Summer Girl” is light and breezy on the surface. “L.A. on my mind, I can’t breathe,” Danielle Haim coos over a loose, jazzy arrangement. “You’re there when I close my eyes, so hard to reach.” That takes us to the simple chorus: “I’m your summer girl.”

While the song might sound like a wispy daydream, it was inspired by a real-life nightmare. “I started the song when I found out my partner had cancer,” Danielle explains. “I was on tour and felt like I was trying to send positive energy his way almost telepathically. Whenever I would come home in between shows I wanted to be his sunshine – his summer when he was feeling dark.” That comes through in the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video, which finds the band shedding clothes as they walk around LA landmarks like Canters Deli and the New Beverly Cinema. Watch below.

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