Gasoline (Haim song)

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"Gasoline"
Haim - Gasoline.png
Single by Haim featuring Taylor Swift
from the album Women in Music Pt. III
ReleasedFebruary 19, 2021 (2021-02-19)
GenrePop rock
Length3:13
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Haim singles chronology
"No Body, No Crime"
(2021)
"Gasoline"
(2021)
Taylor Swift singles chronology
"Love Story (Taylor's Version)"
(2021)
"Gasoline"
(2021)
"You All Over Me"
(2021)
Audio video
Gasoline on YouTube

"Gasoline" is a song by American band Haim from their third studio album Women in Music, Pt. III (2020). 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-songwriter Taylor Swift was included as one of two bonus tracks of the album's expanded edition. The remix was released as a single on February 19, 2021, by Columbia Records. It 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]

In December 2020, Haim contributed featured vocals to the song "No Body, No Crime", the second single from Taylor 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".[2] 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.[3][2]

The remix of "Gasoline" featuring Swift was included on the expanded edition of Women in Music Pt. III.[3][4][5][6] The song is three minutes and 13 seconds in length.

Composition[edit]

"Gasoline" is a "dreamy, guitar-sliding" "truly sensual slow jam that was made for making out all night in the car".[7][8] Lyrically, the song contains lyrics about Danielle Haim's depression, with her "pleading to get out from under".[9][10] Musically, "Gasoline" is a pop rock song.[11] 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.[12] On September 29, 2020, Haim performed the song remotely on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the empty parking lot of The Forum in Los Angeles.[11] They performed the song on CBS This Morning on November 28, 2020.[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]

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 [20]
United Kingdom February 20, 2021 Universal Music UK[failed verification] [21]
United Kingdom June 12, 2021 7-inch vinyl Original b/w Taylor Swift remix Polydor Records [22]
United States Columbia Records [23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kohn, Daniel (June 18, 2020). "Haim Share New Song 'Gasoline'". Spin. Archived from the original on April 5, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Murphy, Chris (February 18, 2021). "Taylor Swift and Haim Join Forces Once Again on 'Gasoline' Remix". Vulture. Archived from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Haim Releases Remix of 'Gasoline' Featuring Taylor Swift". PEOPLE. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  4. ^ Strauss, Matthew. "HAIM Enlist Taylor Swift for New "Gasoline" Remix: Listen". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Shaffer, Claire (February 19, 2021). "Haim Release 'Women in Music Pt. III' Expanded Edition With Taylor Swift". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on February 22, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  6. ^ Murphy, Chris (February 18, 2021). "Taylor Swift and Haim Join Forces Once Again on 'Gasoline' Remix". Vulture. Archived from the original on February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  7. ^ Brown, Helen (June 24, 2020). "Haim review, Women in Music Pt III: A fearless, effervescent album". The Independent. Archived from the original on February 2, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  8. ^ Johnson, Ellen (June 25, 2020). "HAIM Capture the Heart of L.A. on Women in Music Pt. III". Paste. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  9. ^ Davies, Jeffrey (June 29, 2020). "HAIM Create Their Best Album with 'Women in Music Pt. III'". PopMatters. Archived from the original on November 21, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  10. ^ Wright, Jonathan (June 29, 2020). "Haim – Women in Music Pt. III (Columbia)". Godisinthetvzine. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  11. ^ a b Deville, Chris (September 30, 2020). "Watch Haim play a terrific "Gasoline" in the forum parking lot for Kimmel". Stereogum. Archived from the original on October 5, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  12. ^ Hertweck, Nate (August 20, 2020). "Haim Give A Groove-Heavy Performance Of "Gasoline" For Press Play". Archived from the original on January 16, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  13. ^ "Watch CBS This Morning". cbs.com. Archived from the original on November 28, 2020. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "Women In Music Pt. III - HAIM". Tidal. Archived from the original on April 23, 2021. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  15. ^ "Haim Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Haim feat. Taylor Swift – Gasoline" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  17. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 1, 2021. Archived from the original on April 14, 2021. Retrieved February 27, 2021.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  19. ^ "Taylor Swift Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  20. ^ "Singles To Radio - Issue 1329". The Music Network. Archived from the original on February 21, 2021. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  21. ^ Lane, Daniel (February 20, 2021). "This week's new releases 20-02-2021". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on February 20, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  22. ^ "Haim - Gasoline". Record Store Day. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  23. ^ "SpecialRelease | RECORD STORE DAY". Record Store Day. April 8, 2021. Archived from the original on April 8, 2021. Retrieved April 8, 2021. From their Album Of The Year Grammy-nominated album Women in Music Pt. III, HAIM present “Gasoline” b/w “Gasoline feat. Taylor Swift” as a single as part of RSD Drops. Pressed on baby blue vinyl with cover art featuring an outtake from the album cover shoot with frequent collaborator and friend Paul Thomas Anderson. "Gasoline" b/w "Gasoline featuring Taylor Swift"

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