Haim’s Spunk Takes Shot at Fame

Haim's Spunk Takes Shot at Fame

Their newest album Days Are Gone showcases a combination of pop rock, R&B, and soft rock. Their music style is often compared to Bruce Spingsteen, Sheryl Crow, and more notably Fleetwood Mac.

Alex Fajardo, Reporter

A group of new artists are on the rise after opening for stars such as Rihanna and Mumford and Sons. In fact, Rolling Stones has done interviews and articles on them, yet there’s a pretty high chance you’ve never heard of them.

Haim is a Los Angeles-based indie-folk group. They already have a hit across the pond with their hit album Days Are Gone, which beat out Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience for the number one spot. Days Are Gone has been noted as one of the greatest albums of 2013, sharing  the rarified air of Daft Punk, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake’s hit albums.

Haim gained popularity after Kid Cudi’s early 2013 “Indicud” featured Haim. They have since then grown to a group that performed at the annual alternative concert Lalapalooza, was a part of Jay-Z’s Made In America festival, and signed as part of Roc Nation records.

Off the album “The Wire” is undoubtedly the centerpiece of “Days Are Gone,” with its 80s rock vibe and country pop feel. “Honey & I” bring an undoubtedly nostalgic vibe to the table. The album, as a whole, is largely incomparable to any other this year.

Only time will tell if Haim will keep growing into an indie star like Of Monsters And Men, The XX, The Lumineers, and fun. But with their vintage tones and lyrics that could have come off a 90s soft rock album they surely do have the chance to take a shot at fame.