EP REVIEW: Hailee Steinfeld – Haiz

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I’m not a big fan of the actress turn singer trend but I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited when I heard Hailee Steinfeld was signed to Republic Records. Her debut single “Love Myself” cemented her pop star status with an infectious hook, empowerful lyrics and strong vocals. Her debut EP “Haiz” has just been released and continues her quest for pop domination. “You’re Such A” is the strongest pop offering on the EP and is lyrically clever and playful making it easily quotable and relatable.  “Damn, you’re such a…. Did you think that I would let you crawl right back into my bedroom after everything we’ve been through. I know the truth that damn, you’re such a difficult little devil trying to put it back together. Cause you see I’m doing better without you now”.  However the production is very similar to “Roar” and “Brave” and I’m just not sure how I feel about that. “Hell No’s And Headphones” is quite experimental and sees a cross over between Lorde and new era Selena Gomez with the offbeat production and strong harmonies. “Rock Bottom” ties the EP together with a cute little ballad that grows on you with each listen but it could have been more emotional? As a debut EP this is a strong offering that shows a versatility that is promising for her highly anticipated debut album.

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