Pop trio Haim drop new album 'Women in Music Pt. III', fans give it '10/10' and call it a 'masterpiece'
Haim performed at Canters Deli, where they played their first gig as a family band, for the album launch
Haim have released their new album, titled 'Women in Music Pt. III' via Polydor on June 26. For the studio album's launch, the stunning all-sister trio shared a live stream video from Canters Deli in Los Angeles.
The deli, where director Paul Thomas Anderson shot the group's new album cover, is also the site of their very first show as a young family band. The sisters, comprising Danielle (lead vocals, production, guitar), Este (bass) and Alana Haim (guitar), played a three-minute set of songs from the new LP, including 'Summer Girl', 'The Steps', 'Gasoline' and more. Watch the video below.
Haim announced the new record on Twitter with the tweet, "wimpiii is finally out in the world. feeling pretty emotional rn (sic)" and fans have been quick to share their excitement. "100% not as emotional as me," a fan responded while another said, "yaaaaaas congratulations ladies. So hyped to listen to the full package x." One fan wrote, "And it's EXCELLENT" while another described the album as "10/10 such a masterpiece." One fan shared, "Was just thinking about how it’s been 7 years since I first saw y’all in concert and watching your growth as artists has been so much fun. love you queens to pieces."
Haim's live-stream aired as a fundraiser for the Bail Project, the nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need in a fight against mass incarceration.
The band carried out a 'Deli Tour' in March, playing in several local delis in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles just before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before embarking on the tour, the group spoke about Canters Deli on an Instagram post, saying, “Our first show ever was at Canters Deli in 2000 so we decided we want to play shows at different delis across America to celebrate our new record." They added, "We’ve never done anything like this before so let’s all get together and eat some matzo ball soup and we’ll play you some songs live. Maybe some new ones??"
Haim will hit the online stage once again with a virtual performance and a Q&A session in early July to promote their new album. The event will require tickets, with a portion of the proceeds from each ticket donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.