Pop-rock sister group Haim released their latest single “Now I’m In It” on Wednesday (Oct. 30). The infectious track creates an emotional listening experience, as lively, syncopated beats almost mask the fragility of the lyrics.
In the accompanying video, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the trio go through what appears to be a mundane day, until Danielle Haim is wheeled out on a stretcher by her sisters and stands in the middle of a car wash. Later, the group wistfully sings lyrics like “Took me so long to fall/ Now I’m in it” in a steam room.
In an Instagram caption announcing the release of the video, the trio revealed that the song was inspired by their battles with depression.
“Now i’m in it is about going through it,” posted the band. “A depression. not leaving the house type of shit. for my sisters and i, there have been times in our lives where we have felt like we are stuck in a dark hole. This track speaks to that emotion.”
“Even when we’re writing about something dark or more serious, we like to tie it up in a bow so that there’s a bit of lightness to it,” Este Haim added in a press release. “We want our music, and this song especially, to be the thing that helps you get through that rough time.”
“Now I’m In It” is the second single Haim has released this year, following “Summer Girl.”
Check out the emotional video and the band’s post below.
now i’m in it is about going through it. a depression. not leaving the house type of shit. for my sisters and i, there have been times in our lives where we have felt like we are stuck in a dark hole. this track speaks to that emotion. the track is chaotic- like my mind when i’m spiraling. fast-talking to myself- words jumbled up. heartbeat racing. these times are hard to forget and even harder to work through. after being constantly on the go the past couple years, i didn’t wanna stop and deal with some shit. also, every day my sisters and i feel so fucking lucky that we get to do this for a living!!! it seemed like stopping and dealing with these emotions would be letting everyone down. but every time I’ve been depressed- it takes me accepting that I need help, to start to get out of it. it’s gotten a little easier as i have gotten older to recognize the symptoms and remind myself that when this happens, i need to seek help. (shout out to my therapist!!) anyway, we all know it’s important to talk about this stuff. this one poured out of us. take care of yourself. be nice to yourself. and thank the ones around you that help u everyday. hope this helps anyone who is in it right now ?? coming Oct 30