Covering a Shania Twain song is an ambitious undertaking. Many of the superstar’s biggest hits are such massive cultural touchstones that doing one justice requires a truly special performance.
But indie-pop trio Haim pulls it off confidently, with just a little bit of irreverence thrown in. Watch them perform Twain’s 1998 hit “That Don’t Impress Me Much” for Australian entertainment channel Triple J’s “Like a Version” series above.
The sister trio give the country-pop classic a moody, ambient twist, trading the bombastic vibe of the original for a sleek, understated arrangement that culminates in a smoldering solo from guitarist Danielle Haim.
“That’s one of the boxes that you have to tick if you want to date any of us,” bassist/vocalist Este Haim says prior to the performance. “You have to be a Shania Twain fan.”
“That Don’t Impress Me Much” is off Twain’s landmark 1997 album Come On Over. Twain will release a new studio album, Now, on September 29th and unveiled the video for the album’s lead single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” this week. Haim recently released their second studio album Something to Tell You.