On the heels of ‘I Know Alone’, HAIM have revealed another single off their anticipated third album. The optimistic ‘Don’t Wanna’, which was featured as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1, comes as the sixth song off Women In Music Pt. III, due out 26 June.
The vulnerable yet upbeat track takes a melodic cue from early 80s new wave and revolves around a teetering relationship. The song offers a hopeful message, however, as the sisters sing “All our problems on the surface/Is it worth this?/I don’t think it’s too late/I don’t wanna give up on you”.
In a statement today, Alana, Danielle and Este Haim shared that, “This song rolled off the tongue,” describing it as, “sexy, flirty and hopeful.” The sisters wrote ‘Don’t Wanna’ with Rostam Batmanglij (Charli XCX, Solange, Frank Ocean), who also co-produced their record. Batmanglij shares producing credits with Grammy Award-winner Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Danielle Haim.
‘Don’t Wanna’ follows singles ‘Summer Girl,’ ‘Now I’m In It’ and ‘Hallelujah,’ ‘The Steps’ and ‘I Know Alone,’ which dropped in late April.
Originally scheduled for a 24 April release date, but pushed back amid the COVID-19 crisis, Women In Music Pt. III marks the anticipated follow-up to Something To Tell You. The 2017 LP debuted at No.2 on the UK album charts and No.7 on the Billboard 200, and garnered wide critical acclaim from the likes of the NME, Rolling Stone, NPR, and Pitchfork, who declared that, “There’s still nothing like HAIM around”, and called their songs, “Impeccably savvy and clear-headed”.
The trio has been keeping fans busy as they await the new album. This past weekend, the sisters kicked off the first of four weekly dance classes, in which they’re teaching the choreography to some of their most popular music videos. On Sunday, fans tuned in to zoom to learn the moves from 2017’s ‘Want You Back’. Coming up, the trio will teach the country western-inspired choreography from ‘Little Of Your Love’.
Coming up this Saturday, HAIM’s will be among the performers at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020, where they’ll join the likes of Yungblud, Disclosure, Armand Van Helden and Niall Horan for the virtual festival. Check out the official website for information on how to catch the set.