Falling
by Haim

Album: Days Are Gone (2013)
Charted: 30

Songfacts®:

  • The third single from American girl group Haim's debut studio album, Days Are Gone, is an R&B banger that finds vocalist Danielle Haim crooning about matters of the heart. The song was released in Britain on February 12, 2013 and peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • The video was directed by Tabitha Denholm, formerly of the band Queens of Noize, and was shot in the hills near Pasadena, California, with some scenes shot at a botanical garden. The idea was for the Haim sisters to look stranded.
  • Danielle Hain told VH1: "I think we wrote the song at a time when we weren't playing around LA, nothing was really happening. We kinda wrote it as a 'Stay strong' kind of cheerleading song."
  • Producer Ariel Rechtshaid told The Guardian that he recorded a live version of the song which he used as a framework for his knob twiddling. "I was messing around with 'Falling' while they were on tour," he explained. "Their live version had a lot of percussion on it – almost a Talking Heads jam session. I got my hands on an original LM-1 Linn drum; it's got a really special swing and groove to it, and I recreated Danielle's drum pattern on that – it inspired one thing and another. Layers and layers came together."
  • At one point in the video, Alana Haim pulls a fish out of the water. She wiggles it convincingly, but this fish was already dead. Director Tabitha Denholm says that she tried shooting the scene with a live fish, but Alana couldn't hold on to it, so a lifeless substitute shaken for effect was used instead.

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