Haim, the American rock band consisting of sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Days Are Gone. The band reflects on their journey over the past decade, from struggling to get signed to achieving success with their latest album, Women In Music Part III.
In an interview with BBC Music Correspondent Mark Savage, Haim discusses their early days as a band and the challenges they faced. Despite hailing from California’s San Fernando Valley, they were signed to the UK’s Polydor Records in 2012 after being rejected by every American label. They played countless shows and even had to beg their friends to come and pay $10 for their performances.
The band also reveals that it took them six years to make their debut album. They experimented with different recording techniques and discarded multiple EPs worth of material before finding their sound. They admit that they had no idea how to record their songs initially, but they persisted and believed in their music.
Throughout their journey, Haim remained dedicated to their dream of playing music and getting out of their hometown. Despite the challenges and doubts, they never gave up. Alana even dropped out of college to pursue her music career, despite her parents’ concerns.
The band’s perseverance eventually paid off, as they won the BBC’s Sound of 2013 and gained recognition for their unique sound. They have since achieved success with their latest album, receiving a Grammy nomination for album of the year and touring with Taylor Swift.
As Haim celebrates their first decade in the music industry, they reflect on the ups and downs of their journey and express their gratitude for the support they have received. They are proud of their achievements and excited for what the future holds.
Overall, Haim’s story serves as a reminder that success often comes after years of hard work, persistence, and belief in oneself. Their journey from being overlooked by record labels to becoming a critically acclaimed band is an inspiration for aspiring musicians.