The movie, based on the novel by JoJo Moyes, is about a journalist, played by Felicity Jones, who discovers a bunch of secret love letters from 1965 and begins researching what prompted them: An affair between the wife of a wealthy industrialist, played by Shailene Woodley, and the financial journalist who’s been assigned to write about her husband.
HAIM got involved because the movie’s director, Augustine Frizzell, told the producers the band was her first choice to create a track for the film, because their music is “both modern and retro.” The group wrote the song with Ariel Rechtshaid, with whom they collaborated on their most recent album, Women in Music Pt. III.
HAIM’s song plays in a scene in which Jones’ character takes a cab across London after a one-night stand. In a statement, the group says, “The scene we were making the song for was all about movement, so we felt like we needed a traveling beat, which spurred the initial idea. Augustine said she wanted something playful, so it was really a collaborative effort.”
HAIM will return to live performances September 17 with a headlining show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.
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