Rock trio Haim reunites with Academy Award-winning director Paul Thomas Anderson for the new live music video of "Night So Long."
The song is a stripped-down rendition of a track in the new album Something to Tell You that Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim just released last year.
Set at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, the video is stark and soulful with the band members playing onstage to an empty audience. As they rehearse, the camera zooms in on their faces. Near the end of the video, it goes from daytime to evening and the sisters are shown performing to a sold-out crowd.
This marks the fourth time that Haim and the acclaimed There Will Be Blood director have worked together. Previous projects include the music videos for "Little of Your Love" and "Right Now," and the short film Valentine released last September. While it may be surprising to see such an acclaimed director buckle down for a music video, Anderson used to be a student of the sisters' mother who was an art teacher in Los Angeles.
The Road To 'Something To Tell You'
Released in mid-2017, Something to Tell You is only the band's second album following their 2013 debut Days Are Gone. But the women feel like industry pros already with a seasoned stage presence, a soulful sound, a Grammy nomination, and some of the biggest names in the industry — Taylor Swift, Stevie Nicks, Jay-Z — as their friends and collaborators.
For their sophomore effort, the Haim sisters want to showcase their songwriting abilities by opting for a more raw quality to their tunes. Even with influences from different decades, the album is a product purely created by the threesome.
"Each song has the same theme in three different perspectives, from three different women in three different parts of their lives," Alana explains in an interview with The Independent last year. "This whole thing is 100 percent us."
Sister Sister Sister Tour Across North America
In support of their second album, Haim will be embarking on a North American tour dubbed Sister Sister Sister. Opening act for the tour is rapper Lizzo, except for the Seattle show. For their curtain call in Chicago, singer Maggie Rogers will also be on hand.
The tour kicks off on April 3 in Portland and ends on May 28 in Colorado, even including a stop at the Coachella festival in April. Tickets are on sale beginning Jan. 26.