Song of the Day #3,570: ‘Capital Letters’ – Hailee Steinfeld

While I try not to judge anybody’s taste in movies, I’m also happy to report that I have never seen a Fifty Shades film. But I have to give the series credit for producing some interesting pop music.

From Beyonce’s slowed down, dangerously sexy version of ‘Crazy in Love’, Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me Like You Do’ and The Weeknd’s ‘Earned It’ (all on the first film’s soundtrack) to contributions by Taylor Swift, Halsey and Sia in the second film, producers have made sure these movies are musical as well as cinematic events.

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Song of the Day #3,318: ‘Most Girls’ – Hailee Steinfeld

One more placeholder before I get to Round Four of Montauk Madness. I was browsing YouTube for new videos to feature and came across this song by Hailee Steinfeld. It’s an empowering feminist anthem worthy of a little publicity on my modest platform.

I really like Steinfeld as an actress. Her Oscar nomination for True Grit was well-earned and I would have given her another for The Edge of Seventeen. Continue reading

Song of the Day #3,073: ‘Starving’ – Hailee Steinfeld & Grey feat. Zedd

hailee_steinfeldWrapping up a rather mediocre batch of ‘What the Kids are Listening To’ is this week’s Billboard #19, Hailee Steinfeld’s ‘Starving.’ Not a bad way to go out, I guess.

As I write this, I’m heading out shortly to watch Edge of Seventeen, which I fully expect to enjoy. I was in awe of Steinfeld in her first major performance, her Oscar-nominated turn in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit. She’s without question a fine actress.

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