Hailee Steinfeld Partners With Drax Project On “Woke Up Late”
Hailee Steinfeld is kicking off 2019 by adding another hit to her ever-growing discography. The 21-year-old knows her way around pristine pop bops. Last year she showed that off with a couple of soundtrack contributions and clever collaborations. She started by partnering with BloodPop on “Capital Letters” for Fifty Shades Freed before contributing “Back To Life” to the Bumblebee soundtrack. Today (January 21), her hot streak continues with a reimagined take on Drax Project’s “Woke Up Late.” The New Zealand group dropped the original track last year. However, the new version adds another perspective to the ode to a developing relationship. “Yeah, last night was fun. Let’s do it again,” the hitmaker sweetly sings to a new lover. “We both know we’re more than friends, and I know that’s all right.”
Drax Project opened up about the song in a press release. “‘Woke Up Late’ is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you’re cool with it,” they explained. The group also spoke about their decision to work with Hailee on the newly released version. “Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to how it might work as a duet – with a female voice telling her side. We’re all huge big fans of “Starving” and “Let Me Go,” so were beyond stoked to get Hailee on the song! She absolutely kills it in movies and in music. We feel like having her vocals take both the sonics and the feel of the song to another level!”
Hopefully this spells a hit for all parties involved. It would also be nice to see them link up for a music video. While we wait to see if one materializes, press play on the anthem below!