With “Summer Girl,” “Now I’m in It,” and “Hallelujah,” it quickly became clear that Haim were on a winning streak. Earlier this month, that streak continued when the sisters dropped their empowering and therapeutic new single “The Steps,” which sets an unraveling relationship to groovy guitars and rip-roaring drums.
“I can’t understand why you don’t understand me, baby,” the sisters croon on the chorus. But make no mistake; they can take care of themselves. “Every day I wake up and I make money for myself / And though we share a bed, you know that I don’t need your help.” The relationship seems damaged beyond repair, but you won’t catch them sulking about it. “If you go left / And I go right / Hey, maybe that’s just life sometimes.” If you need a lesson in shrugging it off, you’ve come to the right place. —Jordyn Tilchen