For whatever reason, Haim’s fantastic “Edge” didn’t make their debut album, Days Are Gone, out now. I had heard the song while writing their FADER cover feature (though initially it was mistitled “Twin Shadow,” after the track’s cowriter), and described it in the story this way:
A new track, “Edge,” features an opening bit suited for the soundtrack to Top Gun, with Danielle singing over a soft synth pad, clusters of toms and tittering hats and bells. Este takes the bass for a walk and comes home to a canned breakdown that sounds like drums spilling from a tunnel, and the song opens to reveal a funky oasis.
British fans can download the track as part of the album’s deluxe edition (Haim is supposedly just 28 copies behind Justin Timberlake for #1 album there). For the rest of us, Twin Shadow has thankfully shared it himself.
Stream: Haim, “Edge”