HAIM Talk Sophomore Album Collaborators & Summer 2017 Target

Carl Williott | December 20, 2016 10:50 am

HAIM burst onto the scene in 2012 and delivered on the hype the following year with their genre-agnostic debut, Days Are Gone. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the sophomore follow-up for a couple years now, and they’ll have to wait just a little longer. The sister trio was originally eyeing a fall 2016 release, but in an update with Entertainment Weekly they now say summer 2017 is the window.

“We write everything, we play everything, and we help produce everything,” Danielle Haim told the magazine. “These things take time, and we refuse to put out anything we’re not 100 percent in love with.” Alana added, “To get to Days Are Gone, it took us seven years. We’re super excited for the next chapter, to just tour our hearts out and really hit the ground running in 2017.”

The group was already an outlier for being one of the few acts to bring the pop-rock template into the 2010s, but it appears their sophomore album will focus even more on the live band sound. As for contributors, the only outside names are said to be Ariel Rechtshaid, who handled most of the production on their debut, and Rostam Batmanglij.