Their years performing pay immediate dividends on Days Are Gone. The girls are not just dynamic, but confident in their vision. Their comfort in front of an audiences translates to ease in the studio. Musically the touchstones are fascinating as their transcend genres and decades of music. From classic inspirations like Fleetwood Man and Tom Petty to 80s synth rock and modern day R&B, these girls pull from across the board. And much like the music they draw from Haim have a knack for coming up that big, undeniable hook as you'll hear on "The Wire", "Falling" and "Forever".
Days Are Gone is full of catchy moments like the aforementioned, and there's going to be a wide appeal for what they do. Lucky for these musical sisters their musicianship is as stellar as their craftsmanship. All three trade vocals throughout the album and can shift from instrument to instrument with ease. Fair to say Haim can set their sights high as they unveil Days Are Gone.
Review by Mike Vasilikos