• HAIM - “Kept Me Crying”

    For a song called “Kept Me Crying,” this makes me feel really fuckin’ happy. An early favorite from HAIM’s sophomore LP, Something to Tell You, the mid-album gem shows off everything the sister trio does so well—marrying a timeless pop rock sound with honest songwriting, danceable percussion, and catchy melodies. If you're the kind of person who prefers your summer anthems with electric guitar riffs and emotionally relatable lyrics—not steel drums and synthesizers—this one’s for you.—Eric Skelton