Learn more about sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim before Taylor Swift’s new album, which features the trio, drops tonight!
It feels like Taylor Swift is on a mission to save 2020, and she might have accomplished the difficult feat! The Grammy-winning singer debuted her indie-inspired album folklore over the summer, and now, she’s following up the album with a surprise counterpart. Evermore debuts tonight, and the new album brings out a few more collaborations for the songwriter, including with the sister-band Haim (pronounced Hi-em). The trio of sisters — Este, Danielle, and Alana — make up the rock and roll band. Before Taylor’s album drops tonight, learn more about the women she worked with!
1) Haim is a family operation. The sisters come from a super musical family, and each began playing instruments when they were young. They had an early cover band called Rockinhaim, which also included their parents Moti and Donna. Haim was then formed in 2007, and became truly legit in 2013 with the release of their first album — Days Are Gone.
2) They’re Grammy-nominated. The group was first nominated for Best New Artist in 2015, though they lost to Sam Smith. However, their luck completely changed in November 2020 when the sisters earned two major Grammy nominations from the Recording Academy. The trio was nominated for Best Rock Performance for their track “The Steps” and earned a coveted nomination for Album of the Year for Women In Music Pt. III.
3) Haim has worked with Taylor before. Before collaborating on Taylor’s track “No body, No crime,” the sisters opened up for Taylor during her 1989 World Tour in 2015. Haim performed before Taylor during her stops in Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, and St. Louis, among other cities. The sisters were practically members of Taylor’s “squad” by the end of the tour.
4) Their latest album was named one of the best of 2020. The year-end round-up from our sister site Rolling Stone placed Haim’s Women In Music Pt. III, the sister’s third studio album, 14th on the list of the 50 best albums of 2020. “Vivid pop satisfaction and razor-sharp songwriting are packed into every square inch of Women in Music Pt. III, the pointedly titled third album from L.A.’s Haim sister,” writer Claire Shaffer penned.
5) Haim often collaborates with a certain Oscar-nominated director for their music videos. The sisters’ stylish, vivid visual accompaniments to their tracks are often directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Thus far, the trio has worked with PTA on eight of their music videos between 2017 and 2020, including “Little Of Your Love” from the band’s second album Something To Tell You, which you can watch above.