Haim are a melting pot of various influences, veering from synth-pop to throwback guitar rock throughout their debut album Days Are Gone. The Wire serves as a synthesis of all of their styles and influences in one infectious four-minute helping. At times, the song feels like a throwback, recalling everything from Prince to Tom Petty.
However, the trio’s vocals – all of which are refreshing in a pop landscape filled with diva moments and faux-sexy cooing – elevate the song from being merely satisfying to transcendent. By the time the band break the down the song in a sea of handclaps and synths, it’s just the icing on top of a slice of pop perfection.