HAIM are back with a new single titled ‘Lost Track’, released alongside an accompanying Paul Thomas Anderson-directed visual (via W Magazine). The track and video first debuted during screenings of Anderson’s latest film Licorice Pizza, which stars Alana Haim. According to the band, the song came together spontaneously while Anderson was shooting Alana for a W Magazine cover. Watch and listen below.
Talking about the track, HAIM wrote on Instagram:
“I’ll never get back what I lost track of”
We had that line written for the last year but could never figure out what to do with it. We kept writing it down, not knowing where it should live. Cut to PTA shooting the director’s cut issue for @wmag with our baby sister on the cover! An opportunity arose to do a quick music component while shooting the story. Paul mentioned having the book “Appointment in Samarra” as a possible direction. So we did some digging around the book and were inspired by the scene where the main character throws a drink in someone’s face at a country club. We were inspired by the idea of someone doing something so drastic to get out of a situation they felt uncomfortable in – just to feel something. We finally remembered that lyric and wrote and recorded the song and shot the whole thing in a few days! Anyway, felt fun to do something very collaborative/ off the cuff.
HAIM released their most recent album, Women in Music Pt. III, in 2020. They’re set to head out on tour next month.