Sister trio HAIM are back with a video for their new single, “Lost Track.”
The new song was previewed during select screenings of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new coming-of-age film, Licorice Pizza, which stars Alana Haim. The song was inspired by the 1934 John O’Hara novel, Appointment in Samarra. “Lost Track” comes accompanied by a video, also directed by Anderson, which sees the trio heading to a country club dance. On Instagram, Haim explain the line “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,” HAIM say. “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.”
Watch the video for “Lost Track” below.
“Paul mentioned having the book Appointment in Samarra as a possible direction,” HAIM add of “Lost Track.” “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.”