TITLE: Something to Tell You
YEAR RELEASED: 2017
CHART ACTION: #7 US, #2 UK
SINGLES: Want You Back (#10 Rock, #56 UK), Little of Your Love (#24 Rock), Nothing’s Wrong
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Not much else got out in the zeitgeist.
LINEUP: Danielle Haim, Alana Haim, Este Haim. Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij were their main collaborators.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: A similar record to their debut, with some darker corners shading their work.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Haim didn’t rest on their laurels from their debut. Sure, some tracks on their second album continued the guitar-based glow with sisterly harmonies. But there were some elements of sadness and want adding to the mix on the album, which diversified their sound enough to make the work not just a rote followup.
The album has hooks, and gloss, but also adds a grit due to the guitar sounds. Seemingly worshiping at the altar of Fleetwood Mac at times, Haim harks back to those days while keeping the sound modern-ish.
The production now added effects and found sounds that fit the tracks. It’s good to hear a band that wants to grow and change while maintaining their sound and ideals.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: Lizzo opened up for them on the tour for this album
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Just one track in Japan.
GRADE B+: A worthy follow up with some definite pop-rock appeal.