Haim are set to drop a new track tomorrow.
Announcing the news on social media, the band write: ““I’ll never get back what I lost track of”
“We had that line written for the last year but could never figure out what to do with it. We kept writing it down, not knowing where it should live.
“Cut to PTA [frequent collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson) shooting the director’s cut issue for W Magazine with our baby sister on the cover! An opportunity arose to do a quick music component while shooting the story. Paul mentioned having the book “Appointment in Samarra” as a possible direction. So we did some digging around the book and were inspired by the scene where the main character throws a drink in someone’s face at a country club. We were inspired by the idea of someone doing something so drastic to get out of a situation they felt uncomfortable in – just to feel something.
“We finally remembered that lyric and wrote and recorded the song and shot the whole thing in a few days! Anyway, felt fun to do something very collaborative/ off the cuff. out tomo”
The new song is almost certain to be ‘Lost Track’, the cut the band were showing the video for before recent screenings of the Alana-starring Paul Thomas Anderson film Licorice Pizza.
Earlier this month a fan on Reddit described the track as a “catchy pop song” with Danielle as “the focal point of the video”.
“It’s set in what appears to be a church or a banquet hall with some kind of celebration,” they continue. “There’s older women who rearrange the room (tables, chairs, etc) for the last half of the video.”
The video “follows Danielle as she dances, walks and sings the song,” which is said to lean “more towards the style of ‘Cherry Flavoured Stomach Ache’”, which the band released last year.
Haim have collaborated for Paul Thomas Anderson a number of times over recent years, with the director working on videos for ‘Little of Your Love’, ‘Night So Long’ and ‘Right Now’, creating the artwork and visuals for 2020’s ‘Women In Music Pt. III’ and helming their ‘Valentine’ short film from 2018.