Taylor Swift spices up extended HAIM record with “Gasoline” feature
HAIM had been dropping subtle hints in its social media posts – namely posing in front pump 13 (Swift’s favorite number) at a gas station – that suggested a Swift feature on a new version of “Gasoline.”
The sisters quite nonchalantly confirmed the feature in a TikTok video on Wednesday. Danielle Haim is seen turning up the radio in an SUV, giving way to Swift’s subtle trills behind the Haim sisters’ harmonies in the chorus of “Gasoline.”
“Since we released WIMPIII in June, Taylor had always told us that Gasoline was her favorite,” the band said on Instagram. “So when we were thinking about ways to reimagine some of the tracks from the record, we immediately thought of her. She brought such amazing ideas and new imagery to the song and truly gave it a new life.”
The percussion-heavy, R&B-infused pop song features the same production as the 2020 version, but Swift offers her classic singer-songwriter prowess in the second verse. A particularly enthusiastic force in an otherwise chill pop song, Swift complements the Haim sisters’ soothing harmonies perfectly.
“Gasoline” is only one example of the power of a HAIM and Taylor Swift collaboration. On 2020’s “evermore,” HAIM made an appearance on Swift’s “no body, no crime,” a country-folk ballad about infidelity, murder and revenge. Both HAIM’s “Women In Music Pt. III” and Swift’s “folklore” are up for Album of the Year at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards in March.
Listen to the HAIM masterpiece with a perfect Swift flair here: