HAIM – GO SLOW
I have a special place in my heart for eighties female soft rock. I have no bones about admitting that Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere and Seven Wonders get heavy rotation in my car. Or that ‘Til Tuesday’s Voices Carry can be the soundtrack to my household chores. Or that Bon Iver’s cover of I Can’t Make You Love Me just made me miss Bonnie Raitt. There is something blissful that comes from the warm sun in the afternoon when it blends with nostalgia from an old eighties song you found soothing in your youth. Ironically enough, these three sisters, who are far too young to even have faint memories of the eighties, were able to give me the same vibe with their track Go Slow. Atmospheric synths wash over the grand echoing drums and the three soft harmonies. It is a mellow slow-burner that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the radio in 1990, playing after Cocteau Twin’s Iceblink Luck, as you make your way back home to watch the premiere of Beverly Hills, 90210.