"Little Of Your Love" - HAIM / Song-a-Day, 7/23/17

HAIM is doing everything they can to save Top 40 radio.

Combining the sounds of Los Angeles pop with hints of classic Americana rock 'n' roll and R&B, the Haim sisters weave track after track of their new album, Something To Tell You, with strands of heartbreak, longing and passion. "Little Of Your Love" is a prime example of the band's talent for creating anthemic hooks and landing impeccable harmonies (somewhat reminiscent of 1950's Doo-wap) on top of a solid pop-rock track. 

Most of this summer's hits have been redundant in tone and approach; lots of four-chord synth jams with increasingly odd rhythm-makers leading the beat and some other singer sampled on the track. I don't know if "Little Of Your Love" or Something To Tell You's other single, "Want You Back" will be able to match the hype of Days Are Gone's "The Wire" or "Forever" but I hope they do. HAIM is a wickedly talented band.

"Please" - Rhye / Song-a-Day 7/21/17

Oh, Rhye.

It's the Spring of 2013 when I first hear "The Fall" off Rhye's debut album, Woman. I'm an outgoing senior in high school driving home from someone's house in my mom's minivan. The windows are open enough to let a faint, warm breeze pass through the car. And as the song builds and flows, emitting waves of longing and tenderness, I begin to gently cry to myself. Not too much though, I still need to see the highway in front of and under me. 

It's been over four years since we last heard from Rhye. I am delighted to hear their new track, "Please" in all its sensual, heart-wrenching glory.