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6 songs to explore Hailee Steinfeld’s musical career

Hailee Steinfeld is not only one of the most versatile actresses of her generation (and was even nominated for an Oscar), but she also has a musical career that may not have started long ago, but which has already delighted listeners around the world.

Steinfeld made his official debut on the music scene six years ago with the release of the beloved single “Love Myself” and the follow-up EP “Haiz”. Since then he has appeared on soundtracks such as “The Perfect Pick”, “Bumblebee” and the recent historical drama “Dickinson”. Last year, the singer-songwriter released his second EP, titled “Half Written Story” (which you can see here for a review).

To showcase a career not everyone knows but should, and to celebrate its recent 25th anniversary, we’ve put together a short list of six Steinfeld songs you must listen to.

Discover our choices below:

I LOVE MYSELF

Hailee’s debut single had a big impact and even made it to the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Entitled “Love Myself”, the beautiful and evocative lyrics are about accepting yourself (and carry a very funny ambiguity, hidden in the middle of a subtle production and empowering message). The track is a dancing and immersive mix of dance-pop and electro-pop, with Mattman & Robin and Oscar Holter.

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HUNGER (feat. Gray, Zedd)

Changing the course of the lyrics she was used to, Steinfeld brought together American duo Gray and producer and DJ Zedd for a sultry and irreverent track that became known as “Starving”. Building on the iconicness that dominated the mainstream scene of 2016 and referencing The Chainsmokers and Halsey, for example, the fun song makes good use of the performer’s voice and draws on EDM and pop-rock.

MOST GIRLS

If in 2015 Steinfeld started talking about self-acceptance and empowerment, she would do the same with “Most Girls”. The song, guided by the cohesion of a simple and very functional electropop, moves away from the antiemic precepts of songs whose main objective is to deliver a positive message to listeners – in this case, to women and to the fact that they are stuck in a structurally sexist society that is stagnant over time. Despite the weight of the song, it also comes with an incredible music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis.

RETURN TO LIFE

In 2018, Hailee was chosen as the protagonist of the ambitious “Bumblebee” project, a pre-sequel to the “Transformers” saga. The result was not only extremely positive, but also launched one of the best entries in the artist’s musical career with “Back to Life”. Bringing in more mature verses and extremely confident vocal rendering, the song was produced by the skillful hands of Jorgen Odegard in a nostalgic rush and drenched in the best of synth-pop and future-pop.

LIFE AFTER DEATH

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The theme song for the acclaimed “Dickinson” series is, according to your speaker, the most original and profound song Steinfeld has written in his career (at least so far). In addition to the exciting atmosphere created by the synth-pop and trap trends of previous years, the beauty of the track is reflected in the tremendous work Hailee did to honor the memory of Emily Dickinson, drawing inspiration from her groundbreaking writings. to speak of an eternal love that crosses the physical barriers of time and space.

I LOVE YOU

Steinfeld’s second EP brought the big and underrated gem “I Love You’s” as its lead single. Inspired by legendary musician Annie Lennox, the production alludes to the ballad “No More I Love You’s” and opts for a contemporary and practical approach, plunging into a deconstructed playfulness based on a splendid and functional formula. Eventually a crescendo is created that is limited to the instruments, while the crisp vocals remain within a one-dimensional spectrum and dramatic in the right measure.

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