Haim have recruited Taylor Swift and Thundercat for two reimagined versions of tracks from their latest album, Women In Music Pt. III.
The band of sisters earlier this week teased an upcoming collaboration with Taylor Swift after sharing a photo at a gasoline pump numbered 13, which is a number that Swift is synonymous with. Fans then got their detective work on and spotted Swift was credited on a new version of the track ‘Gasoline‘ on a page on ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), service songwriters use to register their material for royalty payments. Meanwhile, Thundercat appears on a re-worked version of the song ‘3am’.
“We’ve known Thundercat since 2013, and since then we’ve always talked about collaborating on something,” Haim said in a statement posted to Instagram. “So this past December, we were in the studio working on a cover and at the end of the session, Este mentioned that we’d always imagined ‘3am’ as a duet. Minutes later Thundercat hopped on the song and put his magical twist on it.”
Haim also talked about their collaboration with Swift and how the singer told them ‘Gasoline’ was her favourite track from Women in Music Pt. III. “Since we released wimpiii in June, Taylor had always told us that gasoline was her favourite. So when we were thinking about ways to reimagine some of the tracks from the record, we immediately thought of her. She brought such amazing ideas and new imagery to the song and truly gave it a new life.”
This collaboration isn’t the first time Swift and Haim have worked alongside each other, previously having teamed up on the murder ballad with a country twist, ‘no body, no crime’, from Swift’s second album of 2020, evermore.
Check out the pair of reimagined songs, below.