I heard this song for the first time today, and it felt like a fanfare for the arrival of summer. If I had on Dorothy’s ruby slippers, I would have clicked my heels three times and magic-ed myself back to my cherry red car sitting in my mama’s driveway in London. She may be a rusty antique automobile but she’s my rusty antique, and on days like today I wish I could hop in the driver’s seat and cruise around with the title track of this Haim EP resounding from her stereo.
Haim are a sisterhood trio of musicians from LA, and I’m more than happy to join the hordes of rave reviews on this one. For me, it conjures up MJ’s Wanna be Startin’ Somethin’ and a touch of Debbie Harry swagger from the Blondie video for Rapture.
Nevertheless, I hope you’ll agree that it’s the perfect summer soundtrack. I can’t wait to hear more from these ladies.
What’s playing today?
Forever by Haim