“Three Jews from the valley that are sisters, playing rock music in 2013 at the height of EDM… it wasn’t necessarily like, yeah, I can see it. It’s not lost on us that it is an unlikely scenario. We were riding the wave; we didn’t know what we were doing. And I think all three of us want to continue making music for as long as people will have us.

-Este Haim, episode 344 of Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Musician and composer Este Haim has had quite the year.

Today, she reflects on HAIM’s eventful summer as part of Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour (5:45), her pivot into scoring feature films (8:40), including Netflix’s You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (13:12), growing up in a family band called Rockenhaim (17:46) and the formative musicians that inspired her and her sisters as teenagers in Los Angeles (21:41).

On the back-half, Este describes the early years of HAIM (29:30), the band’s collaboration with producer and composer Ludwig Göransson (33:08), their debut album Days Are Gone (37:55), and the misogyny embedded in the music industry (39:15) that fueled their third record, Women in Music Pt. III (43:55). To close, a love letter to LA (47:54) and a tribute to Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth (56:00), and how both have shaped Este’s journey, on and off stage (1:00:55).