HAIM Break Down Their Debut LP Days Are Gone, Track-By-Track

by (@unclegrambo)

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We are very excited to announce that the dynamic sister trio HAIM are VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of October. Haim first appeared on critics’ radar around this time last year when their track “Forever” started making waves in the UK, ultimately earning the #4 spot on NME’s Best Songs Of 2012 list. Since then, they have released a succession of fantastic singles, dazzled audiences at SXSW, signed on with Jay Z‘s Roc Nation management team, and are dropping their debut LP Days Are Gone today.


Speaking of which, we sat down with Danielle (guitar + lead vox), Este (bass), and Alana (keys) recently and had them give us insight into the making of their brand new LP, and the meanings of the 10 tracks that made the final cut. This is the latest installment in our ongoing Track-By-Track series, which starts off with the first song on Days Are Gone, the band’s insanely catchy “Falling.”

1. “FALLING”

KEY QUOTE: “I think we wrote the song at a time when we weren’t playing around LA, nothing was really happening. We kinda wrote it as a ‘Stay strong’ kind of cheerleading song.”—Danielle Haim