‼️🎶 MAY 8TH 🎶‼️
Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld will showcase the latter talent when she appears on the May 1 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
According to NBC, Steinfeld will be a musical guest on that night’s episode. The episode, like the past month’s worth of broadcasts, will be an “At Home Edition” featuring comedy from Fallon’s home and video appearances by celebrities.
Along with the Steinfeld performance, the episode will feature interviews with Jon Hamm and Brené Brown.
Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer and Hailee Steinfeld are among many artists taking part in a giant, all-star charity cover version of “Times Like These,” a classic 2003 song by alt-rock superstars Foo Fighters.
The performance was organized by BBC Radio 1, and will benefit the organizations BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief in support of vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The song’s chorus — “It’s times like these you learn to live again/It’s times like these you give and give again” — seem to speak to our current moment.
Other artists participating include Anne-Marie, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Sean Paul, Rita Ora, Bastille, Zara Larsson, and Mabel.
The “Times Like These” cover will be released this Thursday, April 23 at noon BST, which is 7 a.m. ET. Its accompanying video will then premiere later that day on the BBC’s The Big Night In charity special.
Some artists have postponed plans for new music, but on May 1, Hailee Steinfeld still plans on releasing part 1 of a two-part musical project. In fact, she tells ABC Audio that she’s spending a lot of her quarantine time putting the finishing touches on her songs.
“I set up a little home studio and I’ve been finishing some records that are coming out on part one of my project…that I’m really excited to share with you guys,” says the Oscar-nominated star, who’s isolating with her family and her new puppy. “I’m…working on some new stuff, trying to stay inspired and creative.”
The project will include “I Love Yous” and her other recent single, “Wrong Direction,” both of which were inspired by break-ups.
“[Those songs] are definitely a little taste of what’s to come as far…well, as far as everything,” Hailee laughs. “Lyrically, sonically, songs kind of fall in between them, but as far as subject matter, it’s all very cohesive.”
Meanwhile, Hailee’s got a recommendation for what you should stream while you’re stuck at home.
“It’s called Dickinson. It’s on Apple TV+ for free, available for anyone and everyone to watch, right now!” she laughs. “Go watch it people! This is a show that I am in, that I am so, so proud of and think is so amazing.”
Dickinson stars Hailee as real-life 19th century poet Emily Dickinson, who lived most of her life in isolation.
“That was basically her entire life. She was sort of bound to the four walls in her room and she did what she could to stay creative,” notes Hailee. “So watch that, maybe you’ll get some ideas…maybe I should watch that and get some ideas myself, now that I think about it!”
In these days of social distancing, we’re constantly craving new music that will help break up the monotony. Enter Hailee Steinfeld. Her brand-new single, “I Love You’s,” is upbeat and catchy—the perfect type of song to play on repeat during your at-home workouts, cleaning sprees, or solo dance parties. It’s an exciting taste of what’s to come when Steinfeld releases two EPs later this year. But Steinfeld’s gifts don’t stop there: Now is a great time to catch up on her Apple TV series Dickinson, in which she stars as the acclaimed poet, before season two returns. (Steinfeld is also an executive producer on the series.)
So there you have it: Hailee Steinfeld is here to help you get through this quarantine, one stream at a time. But what’s keeping her entertained these days? Steinfeld spoke to Glamour from her home in L.A., where she’s living with her family, about all of her favorite things right now–from her fave reality show to the leggings she says she lives in—for our new column Your Fave’s Faves. See them all, below.
What’s your fave app?
Alright, listen. I recently downloaded TikTok. I got no shame in the game. It’s pretty entertaining. I currently lurk more than make TikToks, but I have to say I’m getting inspired.
What’s your fave book you’ve read recently?
I’ve had Rupi Kaur’s two books, Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers, by my bed forever now, and they’re just the most incredible reads. The first time I read Milk and Honey, I read it start to finish two times. I find that I constantly open the book up, turn to a random page, and there’s something in there that makes me feel something. Her words are so honest and truthful, and some just make me smile. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and represent each poem perfectly. I actually carry them around with me, even if I’m in a recording session. I love that you can flip to any page and find something in there that’s so special.
What’s your fave thing you bought recently?
I’m in the process of putting together a little home studio, so I’ve been very actively ordering equipment online. That’s a daily occurrence.
What’s your fave scent?
Libre by YSL.
Do you have a fave feel-good song?
Currently it’s “Supalonely” by Benee. Damn, it’s so good. That’s a feel-good song for sure. One of my favorite playlists on Spotify is Pop Rising, where you get to hear the songs right before they go on New Music Friday or a bigger playlist. For a second it makes me feel like I discovered the song. [Laughs.]
Do you have a fave pair of leggings?
Alo Yoga makes great leggings, and I live in them. Continue reading “Hailee Steinfeld’s Favorite Books Are the Perfect Quarantine Distraction”
Hailee Steinfeld had a hilariously awkward moment when a Niall Horan song began playing while she was doing a livestream for fans. The former couple split after around a year of dating, with several people claiming that the One Direction star’s new album, Heartbreak Weather, contains music inspired by their relationship.
It’s only natural that Hailee would listen to the album, especially a track called ‘Black And White,’ which details the happier moments from a romance. It was this song that began playing through a speaker when Hailee started chatting to her followers. She quickly turned around to her mum and whispered: “Change the song!” but couldn’t stop herself from giggling at the situation.
Hailee has seemingly written about her perspective of their break-up in a track called ‘Wrong Direction.’ The lyrics to the song suggest that their relationship broke down due to infidelity on her partner’s side.
“I don’t hate you/ No, I couldn’t if I wanted to/ I just hate all the hurt that you put me through/ And that I blame myself for letting you/ Did you know I already knew?”
As for Niall, he confirmed that his new album is drawn from personal experience. The pair are both private people and are unlikely to address the awkward moment that went down on Hailee’s Instagram. At the time of their break-up, an insider told Us Weekly that the pair still have “a lot of love for each other” but simply don’t have the “time” to maintain a relationship.
Hailee Steinfeld has been focussing on her acting career for the past couple of years, but she hasn’t completely forgotten about music. The triple threat contributed songs to the Fifty Shades Freed and Bumblebee soundtracks, “Capital Letters” and “Back To Life” respectively, and then recorded a banger called “Afterlife” for her TV show based on the life of Emily Dickinson. However, it looks like 2020 is the year that we finally get her debut LP — or, at the very least, a second EP.
She kicked off year with an emotional ballad called “Wrong Direction” and is releasing the followup on March 26. Hailee unveiled the title and cover art of “I Love You’s” on social media this morning along with a cryptic video comprised of scenes from romantic movies captioned “No more.” Could it be a cover of Annie Lennox’s 1995 hit “No More I Love You’s”? Time will tell. In any case, the 23-year-old has a pretty good track record of delivering bops, so I’m here for it either way.