Haim have released a new single, “Hallelujah,” and an accompanying music video directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
The sparse, acoustic ballad, which Haim wrote with Tobias Jesso Jr, is the sister trio’s touching ode to family and community. “Laughing together like our thoughts are harmonized / Been that way since ’95 / Give me direction when it is hard to find / Three roads, one light,” bassist Este Haim sings. “Why me, how’d I get this hallelujah?” they ask on the chorus.
The video, directed by filmmaker and frequent Haim collaborator Paul Thomas Anderson, captures the trio weaving through an empty Los Angeles Theatre, their movements and routes coordinated and synchronized.
“When we got together with Paul we wanted to depict what it’s like to have siblings that always have your back. A support system,” the band explained on Twitter. “This song is a big thank you to the people in your life that love and support you every day.”