HAIM gave a spectacular, quarantine performance of their new song ‘I Know Alone’ on US TV last night, 29 April, which was enhanced by lasers.
The band appeared remotely on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert from their respective homes in Los Angeles. Performing via webcam, the three sisters replicated the song on keyboards and drum machines from their living rooms and bedrooms. As the track entered its final stages, the lights went out in each of their bases, replaced by the green, white and red glow of lasers. You can check out the performance below.
‘I Know Alone’ was released yesterday, and is set to feature on the band’s upcoming third album, Women In Music Pt. III. The record was originally due to be released on 24 April but was delayed after the coronavirus pandemic hit the US.
However, HAIM have now announced that the album will arrive on 26 June. “Things were changing so quickly that when we were supposed to put out our record, it just didn’t feel like an appropriate time to do so,” Alana Haim told Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
“Now that it feels like we’ve settled into this weird quarantine new normal life, we really just want to put it out.”
Women In Music Pt. III will also feature recent Haim’s releases ‘Summer Girl’, ‘Hallelujah’, ‘Now I’m In It’ and ‘The Steps’. It is the follow up to HAIM’s sophomore album, Something To Tell You, which was released in July 2017. Something To Tell You debuted at No.2 on the UK album charts and No. 7 on the Billboard 200 following release and was critically acclaimed by NME, The FADER, NPR, and more.
The album was declared “a gleaming triumph of artisanal pop music” by Stereogum; Pitchfork called the album “slyly complex” and The Observer noted that it “finds them adding a bittersweet edge to their fusion of retro pop styles.”
Last month, HAIM previewed the new album at an intimate gig at Sarge’s Delicatessen in New York. The show was due to be the first in a tour of delis around the US, however the remaining gigs were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.