Haim postpone new album in light of global coronavirus crisis

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Haim's band members (From L) Danielle, Este and Alana at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 92nd annual Oscars at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on February 9, 2020

The sister trio is pushing back the release of their third studio album, "Women In Music Part III," until the summer.

The much-anticipated follow-up to 2017's "Something To Tell You" was originally due on April 24, with Haim recently previewing the album at a handful of shows held in delis across the US.

"We're on day 11 of quarantine, which has given us a lot of time to think. We've been talking every day for hours about our upcoming album and how we want to present it to you guys. Due to everything that is going on with COVID-19 and the changing nature of travel policies and quarantines across the world, we've decided it best to postpone the release of 'Women in Music Part III' to later this summer," Alana, Danielle and Este Haim explained in a statement across their social media.

Haim also mentioned their forthcoming tours in Europe and Australia, adding that "We can't wait to see all of you on the road when it's 100% safe to do so. In the meantime, we are gonna be dropping some new tunes."

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While Haim postponed their third opus, Dua Lipa announced during an Instagram Live session that she was pushing forward her sophomore studio album, "Future Nostalgia," in reaction to the global coronavirus pandemic.

"In all these kinds of situations...we all need to actively work together to make a change. But I guess, you know, what I'm going to do is, instead of my album coming out April 3, my album is actually coming out this Friday, March 27, which I'm really excited about. I am really happy it's coming out, and I'm really excited for you all to hear it. Make of it what you will," she explained in the video, which was since captured by several fan accounts.

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Dua Lipa and Haim are not the only artists re-examining their album release plans amidst the ongoing health crisis, which led to the cancellations of hundreds of concerts and music festivals across the globe.

While The Weeknd dropped "After Hours" as planned on March 19, Sam Smith, CNCO, Alicia Keys, Willie Nelson, Kehlani and DMA's have announced that they are postponing their upcoming albums.

Although they have not all mentioned the coronavirus outbreak in their respective announcements, social distancing guidelines prevent them from conducting their full promotional schedules -- including radio, TV and other public appearances.

As the pandemic shut down production on their respective programs, TV hosts are turning even more imaginative to include musical hosts in their homegrown late-night content.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. performed their latest single "Caution" in a bathroom as part of Jimmy Kimmel's daily "Quarantine Minilogue," in an effort to promote their third album "Imploding the Mirage."


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