“Lost Track” by HAIM
The singer never specifies the nature of her relationship with the addressee of “Lost Track”. But the chorus especially implies that said individual would be her ex. And with that in mind, what she has apparently “lost track of”, acknowledging that she’ll “never get back” is something like the emotions vested in their past relationship.
Such an idea comes through in the second verse, that of the vocalist being permanently stuck in her feelings, understanding that ‘her love’ cannot be ‘redeemed’. And once again going back to the chorus, it feels that this may all be the result of the addressee being intimidated by a strong woman like the Haim girls.
Facts about “Lost Track”
Haim made this track public on 1 March 2022 as a standalone single. It was written by sibling bandmates Alana, Danielle and Este Haim.
Danielle, the lead vocalist and middle sister of the crew, also produced “Lost Track”. In that instance, she collaborated with her boyfriend, Ariel Rechtshaid, as well as John DeBold.
The music video to this song was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, whose most famous film thus far has arguably been 1997’s Boogie Nights. More recently, he directed a flick called Licorice Pizza (2021) which stars Alana Haim (the youngest sister in the group) and also features Danielle and Este, in addition to the trio’s parents. It was during screenings of that movie, beginning in mid-February 2022, that the video (and song) was premiered.
This song’s title originated from the last line of the chorus, which reads “(but) I’ll never get back what I lost track of”. The song was also inspired by a novel entitled Appointment in Samarra (1934) by American author John O’Hara (1905-1970).