Haim’s ready for their NBA tryouts.
We know Haim can jam — but can they dunk? It’s time to find out. The L.A. band hits the basketball court in their new video for “Don’t Save Me” with a dominating performance that’d make Charles Barkley proud. We have to love a group that busts sweet choreography between knocking down three-pointers, and we’re not the only ones: The sister act just announced their signing to Columbia, which is pretty much like getting drafted by the Lakers. (Ryan Adams is their Phil Jackson.)
Watch Haim’s “Don’t Save Me” video after the jump.
Like Haim’s other instant classics, “Forever” and “Go Slow,” “Don’t Save Me” goes hard on percussion and sassy, funky lead vocals that land somewhere between Prince and Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie. The synths are pure 2012, and the chorus is total girl power: “I want it all/ gimme, gimme all your love/ if you can’t hold on/ then baby, don’t save me.” We’re just gonna stay out of their way, especially when they drive into the paint. Haim will follow up this year’s three-track Forever EP with a full-length debut album in early 2013, probably right before they sell out the Staples Center. L.A. can never have too much championship bling, after all.
+ Watch Haim’s “Don’t Save Me” video.
Photo credit: Big Hassle