Toro Y Moi offered his own take on HAIM’s “3AM” with a new remix – transforming the pop tune with reverb-heavy vocals, prominent guitars, and an urgent bassline. The original version of the song appears on the trio’s Grammy-nominated album, Women in Music Pt. III.
This isn’t the first time that the trio has enlisted their peers to remix their music. Earlier this year, HAIM released The Summer Girl Remixes Volume 1, which found Lauren Auder, mmph, Amber Mark, Solomonophonic, and Jack and Henry working their magic on the sisters’ hit single. The resulting remixes ran a gamut of styles – from laid-back chill-pop to uptempo dance tracks.
As 2020 draws to a close, the widely-acclaimed Women in Music Pt. III is appearing on a multitude of “best-of” lists, including those by the New York Times, NPR, Pitchfork, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly, who wrote, “in a year filled with backbreaking news cycles, WIMPIII delivered a necessary escape.” In their year-end round-up, Rolling Stone praised, “vivid pop satisfaction and razor-sharp songwriting are packed into every square inch of Women in Music Pt. III.”
Looking ahead, HAIM is nominated in two categories at the upcoming Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. The sisters are also up for Best Rock Performance for “The Steps.” For the first time in awards history, they’ll join a line-up of all-female nominees, including Brittany Howard (“Stay High”), Grace Potter (“Daylight”), and Fiona Apple (“Shameika”).
Yesterday, for the final night of Hanukkah, the sisters gifted fans with their first-ever holiday song, “Christmas Wrapping 2020 (All I Want for Christmas is a Vaccine).” The track offered a timely-spin on The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping,” and featured deliciously witty lyrics by the Tony-nominated actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris. Additional contributions were made by Thundercat (on bass), saxophonist Henry R. Solomon (who also appears on “Summer Girl”), and longtime collaborator Buddy Ross (keyboards).
Fans can also catch HAIM moonlighting on Taylor Swift’s new album, Evermore, on track “No Body, No Crime.”