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Watch the Haim sisters become reluctant socialites in the new Paul Thomas Anderson collaboration below.
Indie-pop sisters Haim have shared a retro visual for their new single 'Lost Track'.
The single and its accompanying video stem from an impromptu collaboration with director Paul Thomas Anderson while on a W Magazine cover shoot. Both were previewed during screenings of Anderson's Licorice Pizza, which stars the youngest Haim sister, Alana, across from Cooper Hoffman.
The L.A. trio said of the video: "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.”
The guiding lyric "I’ll never get back what I lost track of” was written by the group over a year ago. After trying to recycle the lyric on a number of releases, the new track became the perfect fit.
"We 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," Haim wrote on Instagram.
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The video features Anderson's frequent retro motif. The Boogie Nights director was inspired by magazine clippings from the '50s.
Lead vocalist Danielle is seen as a reluctant socialite as she, literally and metaphorically, puts her foot down at the idea of the "Balboa Ladies Society".
Watch the video for 'Lost Track' below.
The alt-pop group will head out on a North American and European tour this year, including a night at Dublin's Trinity College on June 28. Tickets are on sale now.
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