California rock band Haim have confirmed that their long awaited second studio album will definitely be released next year. The four-piece have been working on a follow up to their debut record ‘Days Are Gone’ since 2014.
Haim were founded in 2007 and consist of sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim and drummer Dash Hutton. Having initially worked as session musicians for a number of artists including Jenny Lewis and Julian Casablancas, the sisters decided to completely focus their efforts on the band in 2012. They released their first EP ‘Forever’ in the same year, and signed a record deal with Polydor Records and management deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation.
In 2013, the band released their debut studio album ‘Days Are Gone’. The album was supported by the hugely popular singles ‘Forever’, ‘Don’t Save Me’, ‘Falling’, ‘The Wire’, ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ and ‘My Song 5’ and peaked at number six in the Billboard 200, and number one on the UK Albums Chart.
In the years following ‘Days Are Gone’, Haim have written a track for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’, featured on the Calvin Harris track ‘Pray To God’ and supported Taylor Swift on her incredible 1989 World Tour.
Perhaps most importantly, the band have been working on new material and it seems we may finally be getting closer to an official release date. In a recent interview Haim explained: “We decided we were going to do what we’ve always done,” “We wanted to get back to our so-called roots. We needed just it be the three of us in the beginning. We just wanted to get back in the zone.”
“We write everything, we play everything, and we help produce everything. These things take time, and we refuse to put out anything we’re not 100 percent in love with.”