HAILEE STEINFELD ‘HALF WRITTEN STORY’ PART 1 OF TWO-PART PROJECT OUT NOW
08 MAY 2020 (TORONTO) - Academy Award® nominated actress and multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Half Written Story,’ part 1 of her two-part project, is available everywhere now (Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company). Executive produced by Koz (Dua Lipa, Madonna), ‘Half Written Story’ encompasses an effervescent brand of pop that traverses an array of emotions and explores the many dimensions of heartache as demonstrated by the hopeful mood of lead single “I Love You’s” to the reflective ballad “Wrong Direction.”
Listen to ‘Half Written Story’ here.
“I am incredibly proud of this project and this collection of songs. It’s some of my most personal and favorite music I’ve released and I’m so excited it’s finally out for everyone to hear. I hope you enjoy,” says Hailee.
Hailee first revealed the two-part project last month with the release of “I Love You’s” and performed the lead single on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week. View the intimate at home performance here. Praised as a “soaring break up anthem” by USA Today and heralded as “upbeat and catchy – the perfect type of song to play on repeat” by Glamour, “I Love You’s” has quickly amassed 29 million streams. Shortly after single release, Hailee shared the “empowering” (Harper’s BAZAAR) official video for the single which she directed alongside Sarah McColgan and has over 5 million views already. View the official video here and go behind the scenes of the video shoot here.
In addition to “I Love You’s” and “Wrong Direction,” ‘Half Written Story’ features three new songs that demonstrate a newfound fearlessness, confidence and vulnerability to Hailee’s musicality and songwriting. On “Your Name Hurts,” she shares a raw and often-devastating outpouring of emotion, each lyric showcasing her powerful vocal command. “Man Up” matches Steinfeld’s swaggering flow with a tongue-in-cheek vocal sample used to brilliantly scathing effect. Meanwhile, “End this (L.O.V.E.)” offers up a burst of untamed imagination, cleverly twisting a classic love-song sentiment with its warped beats and piercing lyrics (e.g., “‘L’ is for the way you lied to me”).
Part 2 will be released this summer.
‘Half Written Story’ track listing:
I Love You’s
Your Name Hurts
End this (L.O.V.E.)
ABOUT HAILEE STEINFELD: Republic Records multi-platinum recording artist Hailee Steinfeld quickly cemented herself as a force to be reckoned within pop music by releasing a series of certified hits. In addition to her breakout double-platinum debut single "Love Myself," her growing discography encompasses the quadruple-platinum hit "Starving," double-platinum single "Most Girls," and platinum singles "Let Me Go" and “Rock Bottom.” To date, Steinfeld has amassed a total of nearly 8 billion streams globally and joined artists like Katy Perry, Charlie Puth, and Meghan Trainor on tour.
In addition to her thriving music career, Steinfeld is an Academy Award® nominated actor. She made her big-screen debut in 2010 with the Coen Brothers’ “film True Grit,” which she earned an Oscar® nomination for. In 2015 she starred in the blockbuster “Pitch Perfect 2” and in 2016, she starred in "The Edge of Seventeen" with a performance that earned two Critics' Choice® Award nominations and a Golden Globe® nomination. And in 2017, she returned with her starring role in the blockbuster “Pitch Perfect 3,” accompanied by three Teen Choice Award nominations for her work in both film and music. In 2017, Steinfeld also won "Best Push Artist" at the MTV EMAs, Musical.ly's "Top Covered Artist" award at the Billboard Music Awards, and was honored by Variety with the "Crossover Artist" award at its annual Hitmakers event.
In 2018, Steinfeld starred in Paramount's blockbuster "Bumblebee." In support of the release, the multi-faceted artist also released "Back To Life," an original song from the film's soundtrack. What's more, she voiced the character of "Spider-Gwen" in the Academy Award ® winning film "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse." In 2019, Hailee received rave reviews for her starring role as Emily Dickinson in “Dickinson” on Apple TV+, which she also serves as an Executive Producer on. The first season of “Dickinson” aired last fall and was quickly renewed for a second season.
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