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Is Hailee Steinfeld Joining the Marvel Universe?

The “Love Myself” singer-songwriter joins the ‘Morning Mash Up’ on Hits 1 and (sort of) addresses those Marvel rumors:

Steinfeld dished on how much harder it is to write some songs than others during a conversation with Hits 1’s ‘Morning Mash Up’:

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Q&A: Hailee Steinfeld Opens Up On Personal ‘Half Written Story’

When you get an Oscar nomination at 14 years old starring opposite Oscar winner Jeff Bridges in a film from Oscar winners Joel and Ethan Coen your lot is cast as an actor in the eyes of the world. Such was the case for Hailee Steinfeld after her breakout role in 2011’s True Grit.

But like many, Steinfeld is blessed with multiple talents. The list of greats who succeeded in both music and film is a stunning one, from Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra to more recently Jared Leto and Beyonce. And despite the fact there is a proven track record of talented musicians who have dual talents (Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell were also acclaimed painters) there does sometimes remain a prove it to me attitude from fans when it comes to actors who make music.

Steinfeld proves it without a doubt on her stellar new Half Written Story, the first of a two-part collection out this Friday (the second half of the project comes out later this year). When you hear her intimate, her attitude in the joyous pop, the production and the passion she brings to the first five songs it is clear her love of music is genuine.

When you talk to her about everything from the Weeknd and Billie Eilish to the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac it is even more evident that, to paraphrase Elvis Costello, Steinfeld’s aim is true.

On the eve of the release of Half Written Story I spoke at length with Steinfeld about her passion for music, rediscovering vinyl during the pandemic and revealing so much of herself on the new songs.

People have gone different directions in releasing music during this time. What was your thought process in releasing the EP now?
It was a combination of things for sure. These are songs that I am so proud of and have had for a while now. This is a project that, unbeknownst to everyone else, has been pushed quite a bit. And if I could have put this music out the day I wrote it I would have. But obviously there’s so much to take into consideration. I was also away working on a TV show [Dickinson] and this was always sort of my time that I carved out for music. I try and do my best in working with my teams and making it so that I can focus on one at a time. So that whether it’s music or acting it’s getting 110 percent of me. So it is a very strange time to be putting out music. But I also sort of feel music has such a unique ability of connecting people and bringing them happiness. And for me music is such a release. And any time a favorite artist of mine drops new music it’s like there can never be a wrong time for that. Continue reading “Q&A: Hailee Steinfeld Opens Up On Personal ‘Half Written Story’”

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Hailee Steinfeld Explains Writing Music After Filming ‘Dickinson’ | Elvis Duran Show

Hailee Steinfeld checked in from her home in L.A. to talk about her new project, ‘Half Written Story’:

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‘No wrong time for music’: Hailee Steinfeld hopes new EP brings happiness during pandemic

Hailee Steinfeld almost held off on releasing her new five-song EP due out Friday.

With coronavirus shutting down much of the globe, the actress and musician says she wasn’t sure whether it was the right time to drop “Half Written Story.” Ultimately, she decided to charge ahead.

“It’s a bit strange,” Steinfeld, 23, told USA TODAY. “I go in and out about feeling strange about releasing music at this time, but I do think there really is no wrong time for music. It’s such a release. It has such a unique ability to connect people and bring a sense of happiness.”

Two singles from “Half Written Story” — “Wrong Direction” and “I Love You’s” — are already out, giving fans a good idea of what to expect. (For those not familiar: young love and all the angst that comes with it.) Steinfeld says that while she continues to evolve as an artist, the songs are in a “similar wheelhouse” compared with releases found on her 2015 EP, “Haiz.”

“It’s definitely me,” she said. “I’ve always felt very connected to my songs. I really am so proud of the fact that I made songs that sounded the way that I felt at the moment.”

Those songs touch upon familiar topics such as loss and heartache. Take, for example, these lyrics from “Wrong Direction”: “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?”

A third EP, a continuation of “Half Written Story,” is due out this summer.

In addition to her music career, Steinfeld has been keeping busy working on the Apple TV+ series “Dickinson,” where she plays poet Emily Dickinson. The show’s second season wrapped shortly before COVID-19 put most of the nation under lockdown.

“It’s been an unbelievable experience to be on that show,” she said. “It’s been a big juggle with the music and the show.”

During these unprecedented times, Steinfeld says she has been blessed to be surrounded by family. Together, they’re helping each other stay positive.

“This is a very strange time for everyone,” she said. “You have days where I really find it hard to stay motivated and creative and inspired. I’m just really looking forward to getting back into the rhythm of releasing music.”

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Hailee Steinfeld: I Love You’s (The Tonight Show: At Home Edition)

Hailee Steinfeld invites The Tonight Show on an intimate date in her home during a performance of her song “I Love You’s”:

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Hailee Steinfeld Accused Of Stealing Nicki Minaj’s Music!

Hailee Steinfeld shared new details about her upcoming album, ‘Half Written Story’ but some fans are accusing the singer of copying another artist.

What’s up guys, it’s Sussan Mourad here with Clevver Music, and we’re super excited because Hailee Steinfeld is set to drop her new album next Friday, May 8, and she just shared new details with fans!

The mini-album features five songs, including the already released singles “Wrong Direction” and “I Love Yous,” and Hailee has now dropped the full track list as well.

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Hailee Steinfeld Calls out Her Record Label for Not Promoting Her New EP

In her video announcement, Steinfeld said Half Written Story was delayed for a week because she “needed a little extra time to get things perfect.” She confirmed a May 8, 2020 release date, and, just a couple of days later, on April 27, posted the cover art. Also included is the tracklist, which reveals three previously unannounced titles.

Fans were, of course, very excited. Also chiming in in the comments? Her label Republic Records (a part of Universal Music Group). The account posted three heart emojis. Steinfeld replied, “you gonna post about it?”

For whatever reason, Steinfeld shared the news of the EP’s release date, tracklist, and pre-save availability before her label. Republic Records amended this the next day: April 28, 2020. On its official accounts, the label shared the cover art video and tracklist, along with a recent promotional image of Steinfeld.

“New @haileesteinfeld coming soon,” the account captioned the post, adding the date, title, and pointing to a pre-save link in bio. The account also posted this link in its Instagram Story. But needless to say, the comments from Steinfeld’s fans still came. “She dragged you guys lmao,” wrote one. “[You] had to after she came after you,” wrote another.

It’s not typical for a record label to hold back on promoting its artists unless there was some kind of behind-the-scenes disagreement going on. While this could be the case — or there could be some other unknown factor — it can also come down to an instance of the label not prioritizing a particular artist in favor of another.

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Hailee Steinfeld announces ‘Half Written Story’ EP, out May 8

Hailee Steinfeld has announced the title and new release date for the first EP of her two-part project.

Half Written Story, featuring her latest single, “I Love You’s,” will come out May 8, a week later than had been originally planned.

The five-track EP will also feature the previously released track “Wrong Direction,” as well as new songs “Your Name Hurts,” “END this (L.O.V.E.),” and “Man Up.”

“This project is a collection of songs that are so special to me and I’m incredibly proud of,” Hailee shares in a statement. “This is the first body of work I’ve put out since my debut project in 2016 and I can’t wait for everyone to hear these new songs.”

Part two will be released this summer.

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Hailee Steinfeld Scheduled To Perform On May 1 “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: At Home Edition”

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.

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