Hailee Steinfeld’s debut EP comes out Friday, but the Oscar-nominated actress dropped one of the collection’s best tracks, “Hell Nos and Headphones,” ahead of its release.
Following in the footsteps of “Love Myself,” the new song is a pop smash waiting to happen, featuring empowering lyrics about being an outsider and confidence in your decisions.
“I remember trying to make conversation at a friend’s house once and just getting, ‘Oh, cool, yeah, great,'” Steinfeld told EW when asked about the song in a recent interview. “And then the turned shoulder. I was standing there like, ‘I look like a complete loser!’ So I faked a phone call in a house where no one gets service and went home. Then I went into the studio in a rage and was telling this whole story about not understanding why I couldn’t get these people to talk to me. It’s amazing how something like that song can come out of one night.”
Hear “Hell Nos and Headphones” before Haiz comes out Nov. 13.