Paul Thomas Anderson directs Haim’s first video from their sophomore album
Haim have announced their long-awaited second album. Something To Tell You, the follow-up to 2013’s Days Are Gone, is released July 7th via Polydor Records. The band have confirmed that the album was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and former Vampire Weekend member, Rostam Batamanglij.
Haim also shared a live studio recorded video of their new song “Right Now” – directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, Magnolia). Watch the video below:
In an exclusive Beats 1 Radio interview with Zane Lowe, the Haim sisters spoke about their family’s history with Anderson; revealing the unlikely story of how their Mother came to be his school teacher:
“My mom was studying to be a teacher and to get your credential as a teacher you have to shadow another teacher and get your hours in. My mom gets a gig teaching credential gig at a school in the Valley. First twist: My mom is shadowing the teacher at the school. First week, the teacher has a heart attack in the in the parking lot of the school and my mom becomes the sole art teacher at this school. In one week. My mom was younger than me, like 22/23, and she now has 5 or 6 classes of kids that she now is the teacher for. She would always talk about this one kid named Paul. That she loved this kid Paul, he was very energetic, artistic, vivacious. We’d turn the TV on and Boogie Nights would come on or Magnolia and our mom was like, ‘oh that’s Paul’s movie.’ That being Paul Thomas Anderson. We were like, Mom are you talking about Paul Thomas Anderson? And she was like, ‘Yes that is Paul, I taught Paul’”.
Last month, Haim teased their new music by plastering mysterious billboards around London, Berlin, Sydney, and Los Angeles and sharing several short trailers in which Danielle Haim plays drums.
Meanwhile, the sibling trio are scheduled to perform on “SNL” next week (hosted by Melissa McCarthy) and play Reading and Leeds Festival in August.
Written and published by James Macdonald.