Haim Names Collaborators For Second Album, Eyes Summer 2017 Release Date
We’ve known Haim was hard at work on its second studio album for some time. Back in July, the sisterly trio canceled European tour dates so it could ramp up work on LP2, which at one time was a rumored 2016 release. It’s been apparent for some time that we won’t see it during the calendar year, but the L.A. band gave a status update in a recent interview -- expect the album in summer 2017.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly recently, the Haim sisters spoke of wanting to “get back to (their) so-called roots,” as they did while making music years ago, long before touring with Taylor Swift. The studio work for the so-far-untitled new album features just two outside collaborators: in-demand alt-pop-leaning producer Ariel Rechtshaid and former Vampire Weekend member (and accomplished producer in his own right) Rostam Batmanglij. The Haim sisters are co-producing the album, as they did alongside Rechtshaid and others on 2013’s Days Are Gone.
That same year, Rechtshaid and Batmanglij were the sole producers on Vampire Weekend’s third LP, Modern Vampires of the City. If their collaboration yields similar results this time around, we’re in for quite a treat.
Actually, we’ve already gotten a little taste of the music that figures to appear on the new Haim record. Touring this year, the band rocked out some very promising new songs, including “Nothing’s Wrong” and “Give Me Just a Little of Your Love,” both you which you can view below.