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"Starving" is a song about sort of knowing someone, or getting to know that certain someone, to [the point] where even though you were somebody before that person came along, they have given you this whole new outlook on yourself and on life. It's this idea that since you came into my life everything is different, and I didn't know that it could be this different since you came into my life.

–Hailee Steinfeld to Nylon[1]

"Starving" is the title of a single by Hailee Steinfeld and Grey featuring Zedd. It was released on July 15, 2016.

BackgroundEdit

Steinfeld retweeted a tweet of Zedd's on June 14, 2016, hinting at the collaboration.

On June 15, 2016, Steinfeld posted a picture of herself and Zedd in the studio via her Snapchat.[2] Grey also posted a video of themselves with "Hailee" (Steinfeld) and "Anton" (Zedd), saying in the caption that they were "tracking woo's".

Zedd performed the song at the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas on June 18[3] and tweeted part of the lyrics ("I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you. / Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo.") the next day.[4][5]

On June 20, 2016, Steinfeld confirmed via Twitter there would be new music; in her tweet, she also alluded to Zedd's June 14 tweet about starving.[6]

On July 8, 2016, she posted sneak previews of the song and confirmed its title and artists via social media; Grey posted its release date via Snapchat that same day.

Critical receptionEdit

Katherine Barner of Idolator called the song "a dreamy, teen romance anthem," and added that "the song's tropical-tinged beat makes it a great addition to everyone's summer playlist."[7] Teen Vogue's Isis Briones said that the song "has a soft guitar start and builds up to a mellow dance tune, perfect for a low-key summer night with your best friends. Thanks to the catchy lyrics and Zedd's smooth transitions, you'll instantly pick up on all the words to the song after just listening to it a few times. There's no doubt this single will soon top the charts, so get on it early and add it to to your playlist ASAP."[8]

LyricsEdit

You know just what to say
Shit that scares me
I should just walk away
But I can't move my feet
The more that I know you
The more I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted

You know just how to make
My heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake
Bring on disaster
You hit me head on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
Yeah, so much younger yesterday, oh

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You, you, yeah I did, I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

The more that I know you
The more I want to
Something inside me has changed
I was so much younger yesterday

You know just what to say
Things that scare me
I should just walk away
But I can't move my feet
The more that I know you
The more I want to
Something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted

You know just how to make
My heart beat faster
Emotional earthquake
Bring on disaster
You hit me head on, got me weak in my knees
Yeah, something inside me's changed
I was so much younger yesterday
Yeah, so much younger yesterday, oh

I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you
You, you, yeah I did, I tasted you
By the way, right away, you do things to my body
I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you

The more that I know you
The more I want to
Something inside me has changed
I was so much younger yesterday

VideosEdit

Steinfeld released the song's audio onto her VEVO channel the day of its release and a lyric video on August 29, 2016.

Rukes first confirmed via a series of photographs on his website that a music video for "Starving" would be coming. The music video, directed by Darren Craig and produced by Nathan Scherrer, was released on September 27, 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Grechko, Irina. "Hailee Steinfeld On Touring With Meghan Trainor, 'Edge Of Seventeen,' And Her Constantly Evolving Style". Nylon. http://www.nylon.com/articles/hailee-steinfeld-interview. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  2. O'Mance, Brad (June 15, 2016). "Hailee Steinfeld and Zedd have been collaborating on some music". Popjustice. http://www.popjustice.com/thenews/hailee-steinfeld-and-zedd-have-been-collaborating-on-some-music/.
  3. Lee, Christina (June 19, 2016). "Zedd Teases Hailee Steinfeld Collaboration At Electric Daisy Carnival: Watch". Idolator. http://www.idolator.com/7637333/zedd-hailee-steinfeld-collaboration. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  4. Zaslavski, Anton (June 19, 2016). "I didn't know that I was starving till I tasted you.". Twitter. @Zedd. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/744611209312276481. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  5. Zaslavski, Anton (June 19, 2016). "Don't need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo.". Twitter. @Zedd. https://twitter.com/Zedd/status/744623889842479104. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  6. Steinfeld, Hailee (June 19, 2016). "Starving. And I'm talking about new music.". Twitter. @HaileeSteinfeld. https://twitter.com/HaileeSteinfeld/status/746203082338377731. Retrieved June 24, 2016.
  7. Barner, Katherine (July 15, 2016). "Hailee Steinfeld and Zedd Release Summer Love Anthem "Starving": Listen". Idolator. http://www.idolator.com/7640123/hailee-steinfeld-zedd-starving. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  8. Briones, Isis (July 15, 2016). "Hailee Steinfeld and Zedd's "Starving" Single Is Finally Here". Teen Vogue. http://www.teenvogue.com/story/hailee-steinfeld-zedd-starving-single. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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