‘Digital Love': Hailee Steinfeld Sings About Swiping Right With Digital Farm Animals
Sometimes Golden Globe-nominated actress, sometimes platinum-selling pop superstar Hailee Steinfeld's had a pretty solid run thus far as an artist, including her Top 30 self-service 2015 love anthem "Love Myself" and last year's "Starving" with Grey featuring Zedd, which climbed just outside the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Is her new "swipe right" anthem with Digital Farm Animals her next big moment on the music scene?
Friday (Feb. 3), the multitalented Haiz singer-actress teams up with Nick Gale, better known as Digital Farm Animals, on a bouncy dance-pop collaboration called "Digital Love," which was written in Copenhagen and inspired by a conversation with James Newman "about a stint of a disastrous relationship and a number of unusual experiences for Newman on mobile dating sites."
“Being the good friend I am, I decided to make a song out of James’ troubles," Digital Farm Animals explains in an accompanying press release.
"Gotta room, and no it ain't much / But it's warm undercover when it's just us / We could turn our phones off / Lie in bed and let the radio play" Hailee sings on the track, which strongly recalls the finger-snapping melody of The Chainsmokers' mega-hit "Closer."
But the real kicker comes with that Charli XCX-esque wailer of a chorus, which will no doubt perk up the ears of Tinder, Hinge, Bumble, Grindr and Scruff users (and whatever else the cool kids are using these days) everywhere: "I swipe right 'cause I see just what I like, baby, I tap twice for you!"
"'Digital Love' is pretty reflective of a lot of people's dating lives nowadays. We wanted it to be big and anthemic, and as with all the digital farm animals stuff (I hope), it has a tongue in cheek side to it. We felt that the story was best told as a duet since it's from the perspective of two people in a relationship and fortunately Hailee Steinfeld wanted to work together," says Digital Farm Animals.
“I'm a big fan of her voice so when she told me that she'd like to sing it, I was super excited! I think Hailee really brings the track to life.”
Digital Farm Animals has also been killing it in his own right, from writing and producing Dua Lipa's "Be The One" and Sigala's "Only One" to working on tracks for Rita Ora, Diplo, Liam Payne and Fifth Harmony. He'll also be on tour supporting The Chainsmokers.
Would you swipe right, tap twice and maybe even stream this Hailee bop thrice? Listen up top.
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