Earlier today, HAIM premiered the video for ‘Don’t Wanna’ – the most recent single off their highly-anticipated new album, Women In Music Pt. III, which hit streaming platforms and stores on Friday.
Directed by Jake Schreier, who helmed HAIM’s videos for ‘Want You Back’ and ‘I Know Alone’, the video was shot at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum, where the trio were set to perform in support of Women In Music Pt. III. On Twitter today, sisters Danielle, Alana and Este Haim lamented, “We were so excited to headline The Forum on our upcoming tour – but when quarantine hit, we had to change our plans”. Still, they expressed that they were thrilled to have the opportunity to film there.
‘Don’t Wanna’ follows videos for ‘The Steps’, ‘Summer Girl’, ‘Now I’m In It’ and ‘Hallelujah’.
On Friday, to celebrate the release of Women In Music Pt. III, HAIM performed a live-streamed concert from Canter’s Deli – another Los Angeles landmark, and the site where director Paul Thomas Anderson photographed their album cover. The sisters played a handful of songs off the album, including ‘The Steps’ and ‘Don’t Wanna’. Two guests joined for the set – Buddy Ross, who played keyboards for ‘Gasoline’ and ‘I’ve Been Down’, and saxophonist Henry Solomon, who also joined in for ‘I’ve Been Down’, as well as ‘Summer Girl’.
The band’s follow-up to 2017’s Something To Tell You finds the sisters writing their most vulnerable and confident work to-date. All 16 tracks were written by Alana, Danielle and Este, while the album was co-produced by Danielle and longtime collaborators Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij. Since its release, Women In Music Pt. III has received glowing reviews. The New York Times called their new material, “their sharpest and most adventurous songs yet”, while The Independent declared it to be “a fearless, effervescent album”.
Women In Music Pt. III is out now and can be bought here.