There is something magical about the power of three. Three is a family, a tribe, a force. Haim, an all-female American band from Los Angeles, is just that. Three sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, all in their 30s, have been playing together since the 2000’s. The group’s first release in 2013, Days Are Gone, went top ten in several countries, including number one in the UK. Their second album, Something to Tell You, was released in 2017. Their third album, titled Women in Music Pt. III is scheduled for an April 2020 release. Critics generally like the band, but accusations of being derivative and too poppy are hard to shake, with some calling them a modern day version of Fleetwood Mac. Fair enough, but this new song, Hallelujah, is a leap forward. It takes courage to write a song with a title so famous it has practically been canonised, but the band immediately owns their version starting with the lyric “I met two angels, but they were in disguise…” Clocking in at just 3 mins, this folk ballad packs a day’s worth of emotion. Each sister takes her turn singing the lead, until they come together again for the spiritual cry of Hallelujah on the chorus. The power of three.


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