Haim have shared another song from their upcoming album Women In Music Pt. III. “Don’t Wanna” is the trio’s first single in a while to arrive without a music video. Instead we just get the music, a simple and sweet throwback to plastic ’80s and ’90s pop sounds that connects the dots between two of the most polarizing bands in this website’s comment section, Haim and the 1975. The hook: “I don’t wanna give up on you/ I don’t wanna have to.”
The three Haim sisters wrote “Don’t Wanna” with former Vampire Weekend sonic consigliere Rostam Batmanglij. Danielle Haim, Rostam, and Ariel Rechtshaid produced it together. According to a statement from the band, “This song rolled off the tongue, it’s sexy, flirty and hopeful.” Haim will perform “Don’t Wanna” tonight on James Corden — maybe from separate houses like their recent Colbert appearance, but maybe not, given that they’ve been getting together outside to host dance classes on Zoom teaching the choreography from their videos. (No, really!)
“Don’t Wanna” is the sixth song from WIMPIII to see release following recent singles “The Steps” and “I Know Alone” and last year’s trio of bonus tracks, “Summer Girl,” “Now I’m In It,” and “Hallelujah.” Listen to “Don’t Wanna” below.
Women In Music Pt. III is out 6/26 on Columbia.