Thursday, April 30th, 2020
Watch HAIM Perform “I Know Alone” Separately in Quarantine from Home for “Colbert”
Women In Music Pt. III Due Out June 26 via Columbia
Apr 30, 2020
By Christopher Roberts
Los Angeles sister trio HAIM are releasing a new album, Women In Music Pt. III, on June 26 via Columbia. Last night for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert they performed their new single, “I Know Alone,” separately and remotely from their individual homes while under quarantine. All three members are visible at the same time and towards the end of the song the band bust out some flashing lights and smoke effects. Watch the performance below.
“I Know Alone” was only just first shared yesterday, via a video for the track. Jake Schreier directed the video remotely and it was choreographed remotely by Francis and the Lights and the band.
HAIM consists of sisters Danielle, Alana, and Este Haim. Women In Music Pt. III is the band’s third full-length album, the follow-up to 2017’s Something to Tell You. The album includes three singles the band shared last year: “Summer Girl,” “Now I’m In It,” and “Hallelujah.” Danielle Haim, Rostam, and Ariel Rechtshaid all produced the album and regular collaborator, and noted film director, Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood) shot the album cover.
In a previous press release Danielle said the album title “came to me in a dream and I woke up laughing so I told my sisters.”
Alana added: “I liked it because we are literally women in music and we always get written about that way, so it seemed cool to make it our own and control the narrative. It made me think about some of our experiences more.”
Este also had this to say: “I just thought it was funny, plus the initials are WIMP3. Wimp is a hilarious word.”
In July 2019 HAIM shared a brand new song, “Summer Girl,” via a video directed by frequent collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson. It was one of our Songs of the Week. Then in October 2019 they shared another brand new song, “Now I’m In It,” again via a video directed by Anderson. “Now I’m In It” made it to #1 on our Songs of the Week list. Then in November 2019 they shared another new song, “Hallelujah,” via a striking video also directed by Anderson. The song was co-written with singer/songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. and was also #1 on our Songs of the Week list.
When the album was announced they shared another song from the album, “The Steps.” It was shared via video for the track co-directed by the band’s Danielle Haim and Anderson. “The Steps” was also one of our Songs of the Week.
In March HAIM stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the album’s “Summer Girl,” only a day after they performed another song, “The Steps,” on the show and took part in a short musical sketch with Fallon.
In March HAIM also played a series of shows in Delis in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles. The Women In Music Pt. III album cover was shot at Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles, which is where the band played their first show.