Hailee Steinfeld, Grey – Starving ft. Zedd Review
The Academy Award-nominated actress turned rising pop starlet Hailee Steinfeld has dropped her new single ‘Starving’ featuring Russian-German DJ Zedd.
While, it’s only been a couple of years since Steinfeld has actively pursued her new musical direction. In a little while, has she created a big name for herself and signed onto Island and Republic Records.
Until previously, Steinfeld introduced her career through a light upbeat anthem ‘Love Myself’ and her debut EP – Haze, which became an instant worldwide success.
On her newest entrant – Starving, we’d say the gel was meant to be. Steinfeld and Zedd have been great friends for a while. When Zedd produced a new track, he shared it to Steinfeld and it was into the recording studio from there.
Starving- is a finger clicking laid back anthem of a love Sickness session.
On the charts, Starving saw reaching No.9 on ARIA charts where as No.6 in New Zealand, While US Billboard Hot 100 placed it at a steady but rising No.39.
Being distinctive from her upbeat temp releases, Starving sees a softer guitar riff themed into with subtle and vulnerable vocals, which quickly transition into an electro theme high chorus, which dies out as quickly as it went in.
The character of the song is the laid back guitar vibe that follows throughout the song, while in between we see variations of mid-beat tempos and finger clicks, accompanied with Hailee’s vocals.
While, all of the composition is unique, along with the EDM inspired chorus. The song continues its teen inspired love gut feeling emotions.
As Steinfeld said: “Starving’ is a song about sort of knowing someone, or getting to know that certain someone, to the point where even though you were somebody before that person came along, they have given you this whole new outlook on yourself and on life”
Lyrically, the verses are clearly defined but lack depth and structure. While some lines are clever and rather unique “didn’t know that I was starving ’til I tasted you. Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo”
Over all, it’s a decent song with above part dance and laid back feel, a nice addition to a day out with a bunch of girl best friends. So far a lyric video is out for the song on Steinfeld’s vevo account on YouTube.