ATG faves Haim are bringing their act to Merriweather Post Pavilion this summer, so one might expect them to look to major players like the Strokes for “big show” inspiration. But instead of tapping Julian Casablancas & co.’s original YOLO anthem, Haim stopped by Sirius XMU to take on the more subdued B-side version of the song. The ladies deliver a version that is beautifully pensive by stripping the original’s instrumentation down to a sparse synth and drum machine line. The sound is a departure from the percussive R&B influences we’ve heard on their fantastic run of singles, but it’s not like Haim can do any wrong at this point. Stream it above.
Haim – I’ll Try Anything Once (The Strokes Cover)