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Haim talk sexism in music

Trio share their experiences in new interview

Haim have addressed their experiences of sexism in the music industry during a new interview.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, the band described how their recent single ‘Right Now’ was penned as “an ode to boss-ass bitchness”.

Guitarist Alana said: “I grew up listening to Tom Petty’s ‘You Got Lucky’, where the whole theme is, ‘You’re lucky to be with me’. I never really heard a song that said that from a woman’s perspective. Being a woman in a power position and dating someone, in my experience, is hard. You need a man who’s strong enough, to paraphrase Sheryl Crow.”

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Singer Danielle added: “We deal with that a lot – not even in dating, but just being the chairwomen of our company. Asserting our power – sometimes it’s tough.”

Alana went on to recall how the band were once mistaken for members of another group’s “entourage” at a festival: “I got on a golf cart this one time and the guy said, ‘Miss, get off.’ I said, ‘I play in Haim.’ He said, ‘Never heard of you, please get off.’ Is that how you look at me, for real? I couldn’t possibly be playing – I must be someone’s girlfriend. I was like, ‘I’m wearing puppy pyjamas, bruh. You don’t wanna fuck with me!'”

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Haim’s new album ‘Something To Tell You’ will be released on July 7. They have so far unveiled lead single ‘Right Now’ and new track ‘Want You Back’.

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Earlier this year, the band promised “classic songwriting, but also modern, exciting and fearless” tracks from their new LP. Song titles include ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ and ‘Give Me Just A Little Of Your Love’.

Explaining their perfectionism and why the follow-up to 2013’s debut ‘Days Are Gone‘ took so long to finish, bassist Este Haim said: “We write and produce everything ourselves, we don’t have writers sending songs via email.”

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Meanwhile, the trio of sisters have also announced several UK tour dates – including Reading & Leeds Festival and being among the latest additions for BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend, alongside Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Kasabian and many more.

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