HAIM have finally released a follow up full length to their 2013 debut Days Are Gone. Dropping Something To Tell You before their headline slot on the NME/Radio 1 tent at Reading and Leeds Festival, the trio have awoken their inner Fleetwood Mac throughout the eleven track LP.
With a surplus of magical synths and infectious hooks, Haim have eclipsed their majestic debut with what could be the record of the year. “Thinking about the other night, was it all in my mind?” echoes on Nothing’s Wrong which is just the tip of the hindsight iceberg that floats gracefully across their sophomore release.
Something To Tell You is a synth laden pop album that has their signature LA sass entwined throughout. Catchy choruses are what the sisters do best, and the quick “give me just a little of your love” lyric in Little Of Your Love is certain to be a singalong classic in live shows to come.
A stand out track on the record is You Never Knew. Merging the genres of space-age synth to the core of country makes an interesting blend that is the backbone to eerie, ghostly vocals. Glistening in sync with one another for four-and-a-half-minutes is where Something To Tell You peaks. There is a sense of moving on with a ferocious forward-looking attitude throughout with the repetition of “I guess you never knew what was good for you.”
What makes this album so complete is the fact that anyone from Debbie Harry to Taylor Swift could have released it and it would still have the coolness and swagger about it. Haim are back in the game and their live performances while touring Something To Tell You will be nothing short of magnificent.
SOMETHING TO TELL YOU IS OUT NOW ON SPOTIFY AND AVAILABLE ON VINYL NEXT MONTH – ORDER HERE