Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop, ‘Capital Letters’ | Track Review
Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop® join forces for sleek, modern, groovy pop single “Capital Letters,” also the opening record from the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ original motion picture soundtrack.
Hailee Steinfeld continues to build her case as pop’s ‘next big thing.’ It’s a crowded field, but the up-and-comer continues to drop singles and a variety of collaborations. Her latest offering is “Capital Letters,” the opener from Fifty Shades Freed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Also, worth noting is that Steinfeld doesn’t go it alone – she has popular producer BloodPop® behind the boards.
“Capital Letters” checks off the boxes one expects from an opener. The production by Benjamin Rice and BloodPop is sleek, modern, and incredibly appealing. The gift of groove should never to be underestimated; it drives “Capital Letters.” Vocally, Hailee Steinfeld is cool, calm, collected, and most of all, sexy. After more cooing than overtness, she picks up the intensity on the chorus.
“I want to get louder /I got to get louder / We ’bout to go up baby, up we go / We ’bout to go up baby, up we go / We’re blowing out speakers / Our heart a little clearer / We ’bout to go up baby, up we go / We ’bout to go up baby, up we go / For worst or for better / Gonna give it to you / In capital letters.”
One other note regarding “Capital Letters.” The form is well-defined. There are two verses, pre-choruses, choruses, post-choruses, and an extended post-chorus/bridge before the final chorus and post-chorus.
All in all, “Capital Letters” is successful. That’s a win. It’s also still a soundtrack single… Furthermore, it’s NOT game-changing for pop music, or for Hailee Steinfeld. Good minimally, but great is an overstatement.