Hailee Steinfeld is gearing up to release her forthcoming Apple TV+ series, Dickinson, but until our latest binge-obsession gets here, she’s released a song she wrote for the show.
Steinfeld’s latest, “Afterlife (Dickinson),” is an ode to the singer’s character in the show Emily Dickinson, and the ideologies hidden in the works from the late poet (which included mortality and what comes after death.) And aside from the heavy lyrics, it also showcases Steinfeld’s melodies paired with a synth backing.
Of the inspiration behind the making of the new song, Steinfeld shared:
“This record has become one of my favorite songs I’ve worked on and sonically, it’s indicative of the direction I’m exploring with my new music. There’s a line in the song that says ‘immortality is bliss’ and its reminiscent of a lot of Emily’s poems,” shares Hailee, “She lived during a time where women were forbidden from voicing their opinions and restricted in many ways, including how they dressed. I wanted the single art to reflect this idea too so the corset has an exaggerated cinch to represent how Emily, in particular, felt constricted and stifled.”
You can listen to Hailee Steinfeld’s new song, “Afterlife (Dickinson)” below!
“Afterlife” is now available to stream on all major music platforms. You can pick up your copy of the latest track by going here!