Walking Away
by Haim

Album: Something To Tell You (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • Danielle Haim told NPR that this song was intended this to be a sequel to "Found It In Silence." She added:

    "Because the beats are so heavy we wanted it to be like 'you're walkin' away and you're drivin' away,' and you'll bump the car stereo with this song. It feels like a sendoff. We're always learning how to deal with all these things."
  • Ariel Rechtshaid, who manned the controls for Haim's debut set Days Are Gone was also the main producer for Something To Tell You. However, the band also roped in one-time Vampire Weekend keyboardist and longtime friend Rostam Batmanglij to help out with production on four of the album's tracks, including this one.
  • Danielle Haim explained the song to Pitchfork: "Rostam programmed this beat on his computer. It's a very minimal track. Lyrically, it's like, "I'm just gonna f---ing forget about this s--t," but at the same time, you're dancing away your fears."

    Alana Haim added: "This song lent itself to doing a lot of different things with our voices. Instead of adding more percussion, we just put in weird syllables in weird places, and let our voices be the instruments."

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