What is so hot about “Summer Girl”? A new collaboration between the Haim girls and Paul Thomas Anderson

Haim, the famous Los Angeles band, has released their new video ‘Summer Girl.’ The band consists of the Haim sisters namely, Este Haim, Danielle Haim, and Alana Haim. The video premiered on 1st August 2019. The video showcases the girls roaming in the streets of the city and removing the winter clothing layers.

The sisters had collaborated again with the director of the video, Paul Thomas Anderson. Paul Anderson previously had worked with the band to direct “Right Now” and a short film about the making of their last album. “Summer Girl” was first sung in an intimate crowd in Los Angeles itself, and then it was decided to shoot the visuals.

The video also shows the girls stopping and visiting by some famous landmarks of the city like Quentin Tarantino’s theatre, New Beverly Cinema. Danielle Haim posted on Instagram about how the music and video came into existence. The caption read, “this song started as a garage band demo in my phone with just a bass line, drums, some gibberish, and a doot doot doot little melody.”


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summer girl is out tomo. so excited to start releasing new music as we’re working on it – kinda like we did before our first album. we finished this song a couple weeks ago and thought, why don’t we shoot something real quick and release it ! (more on the video tomorrow) this song started out as a garage band demo in my phone with just a bass line, drums, some gibberish and a doot doot doot little melody. I wrote it around the time my partner was diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago while we were making STTY. (he’s in the clear now!) we were touring on and off at this time and every time we were on the phone with each other or when I would come home in between shows, I wanted to be this light that shined on him when he was feeling very dark. I wanted to be his hope when he was feeling hopeless. so I kept singing these lines – I’m your sunny girl/ I’m your fuzzy girl/ I’m your summer girl – over the bass line. summer girl stuck. fast forward to a couple months ago -I remembered this demo and pulled it up from my phone. I brought it to my friend rostam to see if he wanted to work on it. he wrote the sax part within the first couple minutes of working on it and it all clicked. we were kinda joking about how the doot doot doot part reminded us of walk on the wild side and then he put this stand up bass part on top of the electric bass part and It sounded amazing! the palette was there- v inspired by Lou. and we kept it that way. I brought it back to my partner Ariel- where the inspo first started – and he put some finishing touches on it and here we are ! hope u guys vibe with it – ur summer girl in italy 😊 d

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She further shared in the post itself that her partner was diagnosed with cancer while they were working on their album “Something to Tell You.” She said she was busy touring for the same and wanted to be the positive light and energy for her partner. She didn’t want him to feel dark. Therefore, she kept singing, “I am your sunny girl/I am your fuzzy girl” to him. And a few months later she bought this music over a bass line to her friend, and that’s how ‘Summer Girl.’

Haim, the band, was formed in 2007 with the younger sister, Alana. It didn’t work out very professionally for some years. It again started in 2012 as a fully operational band. ‘Forever’ was the first-ever release by the group which was received positively.