Multiplatinum-Selling Group Drax Project Teams Up With Hailee Steinfeld on New Anthem "Woke Up Late" 



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New Zealand sensation Drax Project celebrates the New Year by teaming up with multiplatinum-selling artist and Academy ® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld for a fresh take on the infectious pop anthem "Woke Up Late".


The track pairs smooth pop vocals, an irresistible beat and unapologetically candid lyrics detailing a night out / morning in. With the addition of Hailee's vocals, the collaboration exudes a contagious, bouncy energy that's sure to be on repeat on your playlist.

"" Woke Up Late" is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you're cool with it. Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to how it might work as a duet - with a female voice telling her side. We're all huge big fans of " Starving" and " Let Me Go," so were beyond stoked to get Hailee on the song! She absolutely kills it in movies and in music. We feel like having her vocals take both the sonics and the feel of the song to another level!" - Drax Project ​​​​​​​

Deemed "delicious pop with a prodigal feel" by Clash Magazine, Drax Project has seen an astronomical rise to success. The four-piece, comprised of Shaan, Matt, Ben and Sam, went from busking on the streets of Wellington, NZ, to playing alongside massive acts such as Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Lorde. They were hand-picked by Lorde and Camila to be direct support on their tours and even broke Lorde's record for the fastest selling club show in Aukland history, selling out in three minutes. 2018 EP NOON introduced four additional songs, including certified gold " Toto," alongside hit " Woke Up Late" and showcased a unique blend of pop, R&B, jazz and hip-hop. " Woke Up Late" went on to win "Single of the Year" at the 2018 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Most recently, the act was featured on Famous Dex's " Light" from his top 15 debut album.

Drax Project are an exquisite marriage of stellar musicianship and killer songs. This combination, coupled with their incendiary live show has led them on a two year run of sold out venues as both headliners and openers. The group gained a following after re-working vocal hooks of famous pop songs into saxophone licks. Their cover of Kimbra's track, " Goldmine," went viral and caught the attention of an influential producer and soon they were signed to a major label. With a new body of work underway, Drax Project is currently in the studio and gearing up to the take the world by storm.

Hailee Steinfeld quickly cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with in pop music with a series of hits such as the 2015 double platinum-debut single " Love Myself," the double platinum-selling smash " Starving" with Grey [feat. Zedd], the platinum-selling summer anthem " Most Girls," and platinum-certified single, " Let Me Go."

To date, the multiplatinum-selling artist has amassed a total of nearly 2 billion streams globally.

In addition to her thriving music career, Steinfeld is an Academy® Award-nominated and critically acclaimed leading actress. She is currently starring in Paramount's "Bumblebee" and voices the character of "Spider-Gwen" in the animated, big-screen experience "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse," which are both in theaters now.

January 21, 2019 5:10pm ET by Pressparty  


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