HAIM return with Paul Thomas Anderson-directed new video

The cinematic visual for ‘Right Now’ is the first taste of the sisters’ new album Something to Tell You

After hinting at their return with billboards across the world recently, HAIM have announced their long-awaited second album Something to Tell You with a new video directed by the esteemed Paul Thomas Anderson. The “Right Now” video artfully depicts the band’s Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim during the recording of the song. 

Something to Tell You is due for release on July 7 and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, who worked with HAIM on their 2013 debut album Days Are Gone. The album also sees the band collaborate with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batamanglij. The sisters will promote the album with an appearance on Saturday Night Live on May 13 before touring festivals around the world including Glastonbury.

HAIM additionally appeared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show recently to discuss the album and the video. According to the band’s Alana, it came about through a serious of unlikely coincidences. After a mutual friend of HAIM ran into Paul Thomas Anderson at a party in 2015, he mentioned his admiration for the group and they ended up emailing. After meeting for dinner at his house, the sisters mentioned that their mother had in fact been his art teacher in school in the 1980s. He revealed a painting of Devils Tower that he’d made in her art class. “He was like, I painted this with your mom,” Alana explains. “I kept it all these years in my son’s room.”

Watch the “Right Now” video above, and check out their Beats 1 interview below.