Fresh off the release of their single, "Want You Back," which we've admittedly streamed on loop while showering multiple times this week--open beer in shower--HAIM has officially announced their sophomore album and a new track, "Right Now." The sister trio's forthcoming LP, called Something to Tell You, follows their impressive 2013 debut, Days Are Gone, and appears to pick up where it left off, bringing together organic indie instrumentation with a bright, '80s pop edge.
The group previously shared a live rendition of "Right Now," recorded and shot by director Paul Thomas Anderson, though their studio version maintains the same fuzzy, unpolished charm--a sonic reflection of HAIM's defeated lyrics, which wrestle with a romance that's painfully dissolved. Where "Want You Back" saw the sisters admitting to a lover they made a big mistake, the band's newest single sees the lover telling them he needs them "right now, right now" after leaving them "in the dust."
Unlike their previous work, "Right Now" sees HAIM diving into more aggressive production, from grizzly, searing guitars to a monstrous drum beat that adds to the track's slow-building finale. There are elements of Days Are Gone outlier, "My Song 5," suggesting the sisters have challenged themselves on this project to break free from the glistening sounds of breakout singles, "Forever" and "The Wire."
Something to Tell You is scheduled for release July 7 through Columbia Records and features 11 new songs, including "Little of Your Love," which HAIM performed live during their tour last summer. This track, Rolling Stone reports, was originally penned for Amy Schumer's 2015 film, Trainwreck, but was ultimately cut from the final soundtrack. HAIM's new LP also reportedly features collaborations with OUT cover star Dev Hynes and U2.
Listen to the studio version of HAIM's "Right Now," below, ahead of their SNL performance Saturday, May 13.