“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.
It's been a great year for HAIM. The rock band's 2020 project Women In Music Pt. III got a three-track bonus release last year, reminding us just how wonderful that album was (it clocked at No. 3 on our 2020 year-end albums list.) Another song called "Cherry Flavored Stomach Ache" arrived last July, followed by Licorice Pizza, the new movie from frequent HAIM collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson starring Alana Haim. Her funny and heartbreaking performance carried the film and garnered the youngest HAIM some well-deserved Oscar buzz. Some cinemas screening Licorice Pizza aired a music video for a new HAIM song called "Lost Track," and you can hear it today.
As Stereogum points out, HAIM shared a statement on the song. Read it below.