Gasoline (Haim song)

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"Gasoline"
Song by Haim
from the album Women in Music Pt. III
GenrePop rock
Length3:17
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)

"Gasoline" is a song by American band Haim from their third studio album Women in Music, Pt. III, which was released on June 26, 2020 through Columbia Records. The song was written by the band members along with Rostam Batmanglij, and produced by Batmanglij, Danielle Haim, and Ariel Rechtshaid.

A remix of "Gasoline" with American singer Taylor Swift was released on February 18, 2021, as one of two new tracks on the expanded edition of the album. The remix marks Haim's second collaboration with Swift, following "No Body, No Crime" from Swift's 2020 album Evermore.

Background[edit]

Haim first shared the song in a live performance on Instagram on June 18, 2020, less than a week before the album's release.[1]

Composition[edit]

"Gasoline" is a "dreamy, guitar-sliding" "truly sensual slow jam that was made for making out all night in the car".[2][3] Lyrically, the song contains lyrics about Danielle Haim's depression, with her "pleading to get out from under".[4][5] Musically, "Gasoline" is a pop rock song.[6] The song is three minutes and 18 seconds in length.

Live performances[edit]

On August 20, 2020, "Gasoline" was performed on the Grammy Awards' "Press Play" show.[7] On September 29, 2020, Haim performed the song remotely on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the empty parking lot of The Forum in Los Angeles.[6] They performed the song on CBS This Morning on November 28, 2020.[8]

Remix[edit]

"Gasoline"
Promotional single by Haim and Taylor Swift
from the album Women in Music Pt. III (Expanded edition)
ReleasedFebruary 18, 2021 (2021-02-18)
Length3:13
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
  • Alana Haim
  • Danielle Haim
  • Este Haim
  • Rostam Batmanglij
Producer(s)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid
  • Danielle Haim
  • Rostam Batmanglij

A remix of "Gasoline" with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was released on February 18, 2021. It was released by Columbia Records as a promotional single from the expanded edition of Women in Music Pt. III.[9][10][11][12] The song is three minutes and 13 seconds in length.

Background[edit]

In December 2020, Haim contributed featured vocals to the song "No Body, No Crime", the second single from Swift's 2020 studio album, Evermore. When Haim began to work on the expanded edition of Women in Music Pt. III, they reached out to Swift to contribute vocals to "Gasoline" as she had previously told them that "Gasoline" was her favourite song on the album. In an Instagram post about the collaboration they said that Swift "brought such amazing ideas and new imagery to the song and truly gave it a new life".[13] In February 2021, Haim posted a photo across social media, in which the three sisters stand in a gas station, in black, Amélie-inspired wigs with asymmetrical bangs. Fans noticed a petrol pump labelled "13" in the background and associated it with Swift's favorite number, 13. The band teased fans a potential collaboration with Swift again, via videos on TikTok.[9][13]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

  • Alana Haim – lead vocals, songwriting, electric guitar
  • Danielle Haim – lead vocals, songwriting, production, drums, electric guitar
  • Este Haim – lead vocals, songwriting, bass
  • Taylor Swift – lead vocals (remix only)
  • Rostam Batmanglij – songwriting, production, accordion, acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar, engineering
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – production, engineering, guitar, programming
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Tom Elmhirst – mixing
  • Chris Rowe – engineering (remix only)
  • Dave Schiffman – engineering
  • Jasmine Chen – engineering
  • Joey Messina-Doerning – engineering
  • John DeBold – engineering
  • Matt DiMona – engineering
  • Chris Allgood – assistant engineering

Charts[edit]

Original[edit]

Chart performance for "Gasoline"
Chart (2020) Peak
position
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[15] 30

Release history[edit]

Release dates and formats for "Gasoline"
Region Date Format Version Label Ref.
Australia February 19, 2021 Contemporary hit radio Taylor Swift Remix Universal Music Australia [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kohn, Daniel (June 18, 2020). "Haim Share New Song 'Gasoline'". Spin. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  2. ^ Brown, Helen (June 24, 2020). "Haim review, Women in Music Pt III: A fearless, effervescent album". The Independent. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  3. ^ Johnson, Ellen (June 25, 2020). "HAIM Capture the Heart of L.A. on Women in Music Pt. III". Paste. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  4. ^ Davies, Jeffrey (June 29, 2020). "HAIM Create Their Best Album with 'Women in Music Pt. III'". PopMatters. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  5. ^ Wright, Jonathan (June 29, 2020). "Haim – Women in Music Pt. III (Columbia)". Godisinthetvzine. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Deville, Chris (September 30, 2020). "Watch Haim play a terrific "Gasoline" in the forum parking lot for Kimmel". Stereogum. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  7. ^ Hertweck, Nate (August 20, 2020). "Haim Give A Groove-Heavy Performance Of "Gasoline" For Press Play". Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  8. ^ "Watch CBS This Morning". cbs.com. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Haim Releases Remix of 'Gasoline' Featuring Taylor Swift". PEOPLE. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  10. ^ Strauss, Matthew. "HAIM Enlist Taylor Swift for New "Gasoline" Remix: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  11. ^ Shaffer, Claire (February 19, 2021). "Haim Release 'Women in Music Pt. III' Expanded Edition With Taylor Swift". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  12. ^ Murphy, Chris (February 18, 2021). "Taylor Swift and Haim Join Forces Once Again on 'Gasoline' Remix". Vulture. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  13. ^ a b Murphy, Chris (February 18, 2021). "Taylor Swift and Haim Join Forces Once Again on 'Gasoline' Remix". Vulture. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "Women In Music Pt. III - HAIM". Tidal. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Haim Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Singles To Radio - Issue 1329". The Music Network. Archived from the original on February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.

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