If i could change your mind Haim
Song Title: If i could change your mind
Date of release: March the 21st 2014
Description: ” If i could change your mind ” is by Haim, the American pop rock band. The song was written and produced by the three sisters Alana, Danielle, Este and James Ford. James is an English musical composer, record producer and musician who has worked with such acts as Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons and Florence and the Machine.
The song was released on the 21st of March 2014 by record label Polydor and taken as the fifth single from the group’s first Album ” Days Are Gone “.
” If i could change your mind ” is about breakups. Este Haim said in an interview with NME magazine ” You think back to the decision that you made to not be with someone any more and whether it was really the right one. It’s kinda a weird thing, especially in my case. I’m 27 now and I’m not old but I think the relationships that you have you think about longevity. So when you do break up with someone there’s always a thing in your head of, What if that was the one and you said goodbye? “.
The accompanying video was released on the 25th of February 2014 and features the sisters performing their dance routine. It was directed by Warren Fu, the American music video director. Warren has directed videos for artists like Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams and Mark Ronson.
Choreography for the video was done by Fatima Robinson. Fatima has Choreographed for some of the biggest names in pop. She worked with Michael Jackson on ” Remember the time “, Meghan Trainor’s ” All about the bass ” and ” Dear furture husband “.
Music critics generally liked ” If i could change your mind “. Kory Grow for the Rollingstone.com wrote ” The song is one of the catchiest on the album and it bears all the hallmarks of good dance-rock: sweeping synth lines, Nile Rodgers-like guitars, clattering drum machine and lyrics about misunderstood love. And because it’s not too heavy-handed, the sisters only add to it with their wind-milling arm dances, tight circle of clapping and Charlie’s Angels-esque silhouette breaks throughout the video. They know that changing minds is always a lot easier when everyone is having fun “.
While writing a track by track review for the Album, Amy Weller wrote on Gigwise.com ” This comes as the first unheard track on the album and takes the album in a slightly moodier direction. An 80s love affair from the start, the heavy use of synths and a clapping beat makes this the ultimate dance ballad with an R&B edge. The classic Haim bass line injects funk, ensuring the post break up regret theme is something you still want to dance to “.
In the United States the song reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot Rock songs chart. In the United Kingdom ” If i could change your mind ” entered the chart on the 22nd of March 2014 and reached a peak of number 27. The song spent a total of 7 weeks on the chart.
It was also a hit in Ireland and Scotland. On the Belgium Ultratip Bubbling Under chart the song reached number 63.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 27
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Ireland (IRMA) 52, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 30, US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard) 42
Official Website: Haimtheband.com
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/Haim