After Walking On Cars and The Specials were announced for the Trinity Summer Series, Haim are the latest act to be confirmed for an outdoor gig in the heart of the city next summer on June 30th 2020.
Tickets are on sale next Friday at 9am from Ticketmaster.ie priced at €49.90 plus fees.
HAIM’s forthcoming album finds the band working again with two longtime collaborators: Grammy Award-winning producer Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Rostam Batmanglij (Charli XCX, Solange, Frank Ocean). In creating the album, the trio have drawn from the dozens of songs sketched during their relentless touring over the past few years, deliberately adopting a no-holds-barred approach to each track’s arrangement and atmosphere.
That effervescent sense of freedom is evident in HAIM’s recent single “Summer Girl,” a track whose jazzy groove, baritone sax riffs, and tender background vocals all lovingly reference Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” But as HAIM explains, the song’s breezy sonic palette pointedly contrasts with an undercurrent of melancholy. “I started ‘Summer Girl’ around the time when my boyfriend was diagnosed with cancer,” says Danielle. “We were on tour when that was happening, and whenever I checked in with him I tried to be some kind of sunshine or light—something to brighten his day when he was feeling dark.”
In reflecting on the renewed confidence they’ve brought to the making of their upcoming album, HAIM point to recent shifts in the musical climate. “There were times in the past where we put up with a lot of shit because of being women in music, but thankfully now there’s a conversation about all that, and maybe some change is starting to happen,” says Alana. And as they look toward the next chapter of their career, the band feels more self-assured than ever, a strength that’s reinforced by their rarefied connection. “As a unit we’ve always been so strong, but now we’re all really discovering our power as individuals,” says Alana.