Back in June, Haim said they were hoping to release a second album - the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Days Are Gone’ - before the end of 2016.
Those plans have since changed, and in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the trio have set a new target of summer 2017.
Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim have been working with go-to producer Ariel Rechtshaid (who also worked on ‘Days Are Gone’), plus former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij. Este claims LP2 will have a more organic feel, saying: “I played a fretless five-string [bass], and I haven’t played a fretless five-string since I was a 12-year-old listening to Korn.” Alana adds that the band wanted to keep things close to home, and they avoided collaborating with outsiders. “There’s three perfectionists in our band, and to add anymore people would be too much of a party.”
Explaining the album delay, Danielle says: “These things take time, and we refuse to put out anything we’re not 100 percent in love with.”
Earlier this year, Haim cancelled summer festival appearances because they were “at a critical point of finishing up their record.”