Haim - "That Don't Impress Me Much"
I first wrote about them in 2014. I was obsessed with their sound, their blood harmony, and their unique take on so many musical styles. They've recently resurfaced with a new album, and although it's great, what touched me most was their simple and honest telling of their love for Shania Twain, and their live cover of her classic.
Check out my first article about them here: http://song-and-soul.com/www.Song-and-Soul.com/Song_%26_Soul/Entries/2014/3/5_HAIM_-_%22The_Wire%22.html
The band consists of three sisters: Este Haim (bass), Danielle Haim (guitars and lead vocals), and Alana Haim (guitars and keyboards). In addition to their primary instruments, each member is also proficient in several others. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands in contrast to the more rock-based music of their live shows.
The sisters grew up in a musical family, and began playing instruments from an early age in the cover band Rockinhaim, fronted by their parents, Moti and Donna. The sisters began performing with the group Valli Girls in 2005, and released a few songs on soundtrack and compilation albums under that name. They formed Haim initially in 2007, but did not seriously consider it a professional career for some years. After Danielle became a successful touring guitarist, first with Jenny Lewis and later with Julian Casablancas, Haim reformed as a full-time operation in 2012.
The group's first release, Forever (an EP released as a limited-time download), combined with positive reception at the South by Southwest festival, led to a deal with Polydor Records and a management deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation group in mid-2012. The band began recording material for their first album, Days Are Gone, in sessions between touring dates, including appearances at the Glastonbury Festival. The album charted in the top ten in several countries, including the number-one spot in the UK, and the group had won several "best of" awards by the end of 2013. The group was nominated for Best New Artist at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Their second album, Something to Tell You, was released in July 2017
So today, with blood and magic all around, I choose Haim's cover of Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" as my, make your own magic, opportunities grow where you plant them, find the finding path to success, song for a, where your road leads, hands to hold along the way, find all the pretty horses, Monday.