After making us wait two long years for new music, Hailee Steinfeld finally returned to our music libraries back in August with her newest single ‘Coast,’ featuring multi-GRAMMY award-winning artist Anderson .Paak. ‘Coast’ saw immediate fan and critical praise and we at THP simply adore its perfect Summer-y vibes. To pair with this excellent return to the music industry, Hailee and Anderson .Paak have worked together again to release an accompanying music video!
The video depicts Hailee on a beach with her headphones in, daydreaming about filming the ‘Coast’ music video. Like the actual video, Hailee’s daydream music video is directed by Anderson .Paak and features both of them competing in a psychedelic surf competition. The video uses this concept to combine the Summertime vibes of the song with elements of the 70s to create a funky yet chilled-out atmosphere that is super enjoyable and fun.
This is not the first time that Anderson .Paak has gone behind the camera to direct a music video, having already directed videos for artists such as Leon Bridges and a video for his own musical duo, NxWorries. In other music videos featuring Anderson .Paak such as Silk Sonic’s ‘Smokin Out The Window,’ we were able to see his funny and quirky side. This humorous and funny side is also seen in Hailee’s newest video and we seriously can’t wait to see more Anderson .Paak-directed videos in the future!
The unique video for ‘Coast’ gave Hailee the perfect opportunity to show off her amazing acting skills. While she may be the queen of pop bangers, Hailee is perhaps best known for her acting career, including notable roles in TV shows and movies such as Hawkeye, Dickenson, and her aca-perfect appearance in the Pitch Perfect series. However, as much as we adore actor Hailee, we have to admit that we are so hyped to finally see singer Hailee make a return.
The song itself is an infectious and groovy anthem that you simply will not be able to get out of your head. While they may not seem like an obvious combination, Hailee and Anderson .Paak work very well as a duo, with Hailee’s beautiful vocals perfectly complimenting Anderson .Paak’s rap style. Honestly, if Anderson .Paak is ever seeking a third member of Silk Sonic then we think Hailee Steinfeld would be a perfect choice!