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Haim’s Crazy Jewish Mom Connection to Director P.T. Anderson

You may not have heard of Haim before, but this summer you probably will. Haim is an all-girl band consisting of three of Jewish sisters, Este, Danielle, and Alana. Their new album, “Something to Tell You,” will be released July 7 from Columbia Records. The music video for their single, “Right Now,” was shot by none other than filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson (of Boogie Nights, Magnolia and There Will Be Blood fame).

However, there’s a twist to the fact that Anderson shot the video. It turns out, their mom had been his art teacher, according to Pitchfork:

“My mom was studying to be a teacher and to get your credential as a teacher you have to shadow another teacher and get your hours in. My mom gets a gig teaching credential gig at a school in the Valley. First twist: My mom is shadowing the teacher at the school. First week, the teacher has a heart attack in the in the parking lot of the school and my mom becomes the sole art teacher at this school. In one week. My mom was younger than me, like 22/23, and she now has 5 or 6 classes of kids that she now is the teacher for. She would always talk about this one kid named Paul. That she loved this kid Paul, he was very energetic, artistic, vivacious. We’d turn the TV on and Boogie Nights would come on or Magnolia and our mom was like, ‘oh that’s Paul’s movie.’ That being Paul Thomas Anderson. We were like, Mom are you talking about Paul Thomas Anderson? And she was like, ‘Yes that is Paul, I taught Paul.'”

Listen to Haim’s new song below–they’re so talented–you may not be able to stop listening:

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