Haim: Women in Music Pt III review – A celebration of resilience
Los Angeles sisters document personal difficulties on their best album yet
The title of their third album may be primarily a jeering nod to the journalists who persistently ask them the inane question, “How does it feel to be women in music?”, but Haim have a point to make.
A few years ago, not long after the release of their second record Something to Tell You, the Los Angeles sisters fired their booking agent after discovering they were being paid 10 times less than a male artist on the same festival bill. As they put it on album track Man from the Magazine – a song that’s part-laundry list of the sexist comments they’ve faced, part-scathing riposte – “I don’t want to hear ‘It is what is it’; it was what it was.”