HAIM are a soft-rock band of three Jewish sisters from Los Angeles and recently released a short and sweet four-track album, The Steps. The Steps takes you for an angsty walk in the sunny park, throws you in the arms of summer, and then lulls you into a glum cocoon. And, seeing as this album is only four tracks, I’m gonna recommend them all.
The Steps is an ode to that silly-lalas lover who just doesn’t understand you or your wonderful being and needs to be dropped ASAP (now’s the time hon, you won’t have to see them for weeks!). “Now I’m In It” cuts a bit too deep. Now I’m really in it, ‘it’ being the day five quarantine blues, but at least this song is a great backing track for a cathartic cry. “Summer Girl” is just so nice. I dream of the sun on my body and waves crumbling nearby before going to bed each night with “Summer Girl” humming in the background. Finally, “Hallelujah” embodies loss but also recovery, and the profound love that sees you through. Quite fitting.
Let this album take you somewhere sweet, be sure to tell your friends you love them and do something that makes you feel good. Arohanui xo