HAIM Share Video for New Song "Lost Track"

Directed by — you guessed it — Paul Thomas Anderson

BY Kaelen BellPublished Mar 1, 2022

HAIM have shared a new one-off single called "Lost Track" that comes attached to a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video, which almost goes without saying at this point. 

The video first premiered in select theatres before screenings of Licorice Pizza, and it's now available to watch over at W magazine

According to the trio's Instagram, the track and video were put together in just a few days while PTA was shooting Alana for a W cover. They also say that the song was inspired by the John O'Hara novel Appointment In Samarra:

"I'll never get back what I lost track of"

We had that line written for the last year but could never figure out what to do with it. We kept writing it down, not knowing where it should live. Cut to PTA shooting the director's cut issue for @wmag with our baby sister on the cover! An opportunity arose to do a quick music component while shooting the story. Paul mentioned having the book "Appointment in Samarra" as a possible direction. So we did some digging around the book and were inspired by the scene where the main character throws a drink in someone's face at a country club. We were inspired by the idea of someone doing something so drastic to get out of a situation they felt uncomfortable in – just to feel something. We finally remembered that lyric and wrote and recorded the song and shot the whole thing in a few days! Anyway, felt fun to do something very collaborative/ off the cuff.

The brief, bouncy song was produced by Danielle, Ariel Rechtshaid and John DeBold and it finds the band leaning into their Fleetwood Mac influence, all spritely chimes and layers of harmony. 

Listen to the song below and head to W magazine to see the video. 

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