With reporting from Christina Garibaldi and Todrick Hall
HAIM fans were probably bummed when the sisters didn't bring home the Grammy for Best New Artist, but they can find some solace in the fact that the girls are hard at work on the followup to Days Are Gone -- and they're not straying too far from their humble beginnings in the process.
"We came back to our parents' house where we wrote the first record -- in our living room where we grew up. We're kind of coming back to our roots and redoing what we did," Alana Haim told MTV's Christina Garibaldi on the Grammy red carpet.
"We were writing on the road also," Este said. "We were on tour for two and half years, so to not have written a song in that time is a little questionable."
For this record -- which will be coming "very soon," they said -- the ladies enlisted producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who worked on their debut.
“What’s beautiful is that they really did not compromise on the last record. For better or for worse, they just did what they wanted to do and used it as an educational experience too," Rechtshaid told MTV in a previous interview. "They learned a lot about what they can do and what works best for them and what doesn’t.
Consequently, the band won't be deviating far from that formula with release #2. "We're not really worried about the sound so much yet -- just as making the songs," Este said. "Writing good songs. We're not trying to reinvent the wheel."