The Summer Series at Trinity College, Dublin: 30th June, 2020.
Tickets €49.90 Incl. booking fee.
Gates 7:00pm | Over 18’s.
HAIM have announced their hugely anticipated return to Ireland with an open-air performance at The Summer Series at Trinity College Dublin on 30th June 2020.
Danielle Haim (guitar) – Este Haim (bass) – Alana Haim (guitar, keyboards)
Since making their debut with 2013’s widely praised Days Are Gone, HAIM have embodied a defiant abandon when it comes to their music. On the strength of their sophisticated musicality and kaleidoscopic sensibilities, the Southern California-bred sister trio have collaborated with artists as eclectic as Stevie Nicks and Calvin Harris and Dirty Projectors, toured with Taylor Swift and Rihanna, and artfully embedded their songs with elements of everything from folk to hip-hop to power-pop. Now at work on their third album, HAIM are bringing even greater boldness and urgency to their artistry, ultimately turning out some of their most revealing and sonically adventurous material yet.
The follow-up to 2017’s Something to Tell You, HAIM’s forthcoming album finds the band working again with two longtime collaborators: Grammy Award-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Charli XCX, Solange, Frank Ocean). In creating the album, the trio have drawn from the dozens of songs sketched during their relentless touring over the past few years, deliberately adopting a no-holds-barred approach to each track’s arrangement and atmosphere.
That effervescent sense of freedom is evident in HAIM’s recent single “Summer Girl,” a track whose jazzy groove, baritone sax riffs, and tender background vocals all lovingly reference Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” But as HAIM explains, the song’s breezy sonic palette pointedly contrasts with an undercurrent of melancholy. “I started ‘Summer Girl’ around the time when my boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer,” says Danielle. “We were on tour when that was happening, and whenever I checked in with him I tried to be some kind of sunshine or light—something to brighten his day when he was feeling dark.”
In reflecting on the renewed confidence they’ve brought to the making of their upcoming album, HAIM point to recent shifts in the musical climate. “There were times in the past where we put up with a lot of shit because of being women in music, but thankfully now there’s a conversation about all that, and maybe some change is starting to happen,” says Alana. And as they look toward the next chapter of their career, the band feels more self-assured than ever, a strength that’s reinforced by their rarefied connection. “As a unit we’ve always been so strong, but now we’re all really discovering our power as individuals,” says Alana.