HAIM – If I Could Change Your Mind

Haim (pronounced /hm/ to rhyme with “time”) is an American rock band hailing from Los AngelesCalifornia. The band consists of sisters Este Arielle (born March 14, 1986), Danielle Sari (born February 16, 1989) and Alana Mychal Haim (born December 15, 1991) along with drummer Dash Hutton, son of Danny Hutton and previously a member of the bands Wires on Fire and Slang Chicken.

Most frequently compared to Fleetwood Mac, Haim’s sound has been described as “nu-folk-meets-nineties-R&B” and “music that sounds like it was written on a lakeside retreat attended by Stevie NicksJohn Waite and En Vogue“.

The band played at the 2013 Glastonbury festival, earned a top ranking in BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll, and later signed with Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation management group.

At the 2013 Glastonbury Festival, in addition to their own set, they appeared with Primal Scream performing background vocals on “It’s Alright, It’s OK”, “Rocks” and “Come Together“.

In June 2013 they finished their album Days Are Gone, which was released on 30 September 2013. The band released “The Wire” as a single on July 29 and on September 29 they performed on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in the presence of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

In October 2013, NBC announced that Haim would perform as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live November 23, with host Josh Hutcherson. The group performed “The Wire” and “Don’t Save Me.”

HAIM has been compared to 70s soft-rock legends Fleetwood Mac; however, they insist that their influences are a bit more up-to-date, revealing they are big fans of 90s girl groups TLC and Destiny’s Child, and of Kendrick LamarJessie Ware and Mariah Carey.

Consequently, their music sounds like folk-rock “with a few R&B/hip-hop stylings thrown in for good measure”.

In her survey of pop music in 2013, Observer critic Kitty Empire praised the band for “using the vector of harmonies to splice R&B with 70s soft rock.

They laid waste, too, to a herd of ghastly old hobby horses about guitar bands being unmarketable and record sales only being tied to women’s state of undress.”

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