How do I put this nicely… Hailee Steinfeld is someone who I have never had much musical respect for. It’s nothing against her personally, I tend to enjoy her interviews on the red carpet and like her personality, but her songs are just too juvenile, and plainly, not good. But, with the release of her new single “Let Me Go” with Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & watt, my opinion on her music has been altered.
Maybe it’s because there’s other established artists featured on this track, or maybe she just got something right, but there’s nothing too bad that I can say about “Let Me Go”! I’ve listened to it a few times, and every time, I like it more; which is VERY strange considering this is Hailee Steinfeld, and I usually change the station when she comes on.
I’ll admit that I generally do like the beats behind Hailee’s music, it’s usally the lyrics that make me cringe. But the beats behind this track are so fun and uplifting (we can thank Alesso for that), and it makes the whole track.
As for the lyrics, I haven’t paid much attention to them, and I haven’t looked them up because I want to like this song, but at first listen they’re not terribly cheesy. I also love the fact that Florida Georgia Line appears on this song, I genuinely like them and I think they bring this song to a level it couldn’t have reached without them. Their voices compliment each other nicely, and it resulted in a chorus that makes me want to dance!
The only critique I have for this song is that it gives off a summer vibe. This is the kind of song you would listen to at a pool party, not driving on winding roads with leaves changing colors. This track probably would of done better if it was released in June. But nonetheless, it’s still a bop.
I have come to the conclusion that “Let Me Go” is the exception for Hailee Steinfeld. It’s the one song from her (so far) that I won’t laugh at, and as of now, I won’t be changing the station when it comes on (until it’s inevitably overplayed). I look forward to hearing more from Steinfeld, maybe she’s found her niche in electro pop!