While both One Direction and Justin Bieber released their highly-anticipated albums Friday, it may be easy to miss Hailee Steinfeld's debut EP.
Hailee first captured the world's attention with her Oscar-nominated performance in "True Grit," but her pop breakout shouldn't come to a surprise for fans of "Pitch Perfect 2," where her incredible voice helped lead the Bellas to aca-victory.
Hailee Steinfeld - HAIZ EP Cover Art (Republic Records)
Hailee's debut EP, "HAIZ," features four undeniably catchy girl-power anthems guaranteed to be stuck in your head.
Hailee Steinfeld - Love Myself Single Art (Republic Records)
Her first single – "Love Myself" – is an uplifting pop banger that pushed Hailee from big screen sweetheart to pop princess.
The track made history debuting on Top 40 radio as the "highest solo female artist debut at the format since 1998." The video for "Love Myself" is a viral hit, and has already amassed 30 Million views and counting.
"You're Such A" is a cheeky kiss-off song to an ex that would make her BFF Taylor Swift proud, while "Rock Bottom" is a stylistic, upbeat jam full of swagger and soul.
The second single off "HAIZ" – "Hell Nos and Headphones" – is a perfectly polished ode to the outsiders who don't quite fit in with the party scene. (No wonder Haiz and Tay are besties!)
While "HAIZ" only features four tracks, it's enough to make Hailee a big player in the pop music scene.
"HAIZ" is available now.
-- Oscar Gracey