Listen to Haim's Misty Twin Shadow Collaboration 'Edge'

L.A. sisters team up with George Lewis Jr. for 'Days Are Gone' bonus cut

Haim at Made in America in September
Haim at Made in America in September Photo by Dana Distortion
Jordan Sargent WRITTEN BY
Jordan Sargent

Haim's debut album Days Are Gone is a distinct intersection of influences converging across music and time: the wisp of radio rock of the '80s, the soulful singing of '90s R&B, a distinctly millennial hipness, and the solid musicianship that anchors any decade. Which has a whole lot to do with why the Los Angeles band of sisters is on SPIN's October cover

But the album also proved to be a meeting point for a number of cross-genre contemporaries including: Ariel Reichstad, the album's producer who has credits with Vampire Weekend and Usher; James Ford, a co-founder of Simian Mobile Disco who has produced for Arctic Monkeys and Florence and the Machine; Ludwig Göransson, a composer who has helmed the music for Community and the film Fruitvale Station; and Jessie Ware, the British R&B singer who co-wrote the title track along with frequent collaborator Kid Harpoon.

Add to that list George Lewis Jr., a.k.a. Twin Shadow, who today released "Edge," a song he co-wrote along with Haim and which appears on the UK deluxe edition of Days Are Gone. As the seamless album would predict, "Edge" is less a tour of styles than it is a combination of the group's best qualities: rippling guitar lines, twitching percussion, an immediately sticky hook, and airy backing vocals. Something that even David Cameron could love.  

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