Hours delaying the release of their album until June, Haim teamed decided to run through a live rendition of their new song ‘I Know Alone’ for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
On social media, the band explained of the track: “The original plan was to release wimpiii later on this summer well fuck that we are gonna release it on June 26th, just in time for summer we can’t wait.”
Speaking to Beats 1, Alana Haim added that “there’s going to be more surprises from now until then.”
Detailing the new song, Danielle Haim explained in an Instagram post: “‘I know alone’ comes out tomorrow. It was always going to be the next song we wanted to show u guys from wimpiii, but it has kind of taken on a new meaning. The first lyric we wrote was ‘I know alone like no one else does’. This came from feeling like I was in the deepest spiral of being alone and feeling like I felt loneliness deeper than anyone ever had.
“I remember there were a lot of solo drives with a couple diet cokes in the passenger’s seat, going for hours at night to clear my head. Now with everything going on ‘alone’ feels like a ritual. Only I know my own little secret routine on these days of being by myself and I almost take comfort in it. It’s my own way of staying sane in my alone-ness and its really helping me get through this. I hope all this makes sense – trying to describe a song is always a little daunting for me – but I always want to let u guys know where I’m coming from. We hope that this song can bring u a little comfort in this crazy time and since we are bursting at the seams to put it out, comment and we might send you a little snippet .”
For now though, see their home performance below.