Haim: TheWire

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC - — Kevin Kor­ber

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.

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