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Rock Bottom
Rock Bottom is a song by Hailee Steinfeld ft. DNCE. It is also appeared on the third track of Hailee Steinfeld's re-release and the solo version appeared on the third track of the first release and fifth track on the re-release of Haiz

Background

Hailee Steinfeld sings here about two people who shouldn't be together. Even though their relationship has descended to a "rock bottom" place, they appear unable to let go and move on. Originally, the only ballad on Haiz, Steinfeld recorded a revamped version featuring Joe Jonas and his band DNCE as the follow-up single to "Love Myself". Steinfeld told People: "Joe and I were working with the same team of writers and producers around the same time as we were working on our EPs, and we would see each other when one of us was leaving. I guess he heard 'Rock Bottom' in passing and cut a verse on it, and it turned out to be the best thing that happened to the song". "It felt like it there was a real story told between two people, and that's exactly what I saw when I would hear this song". To reach "rock bottom" means the lowest one can get, literally or metaphorically, whereby a person has nothing left to lose. Alcohol and drug abuse are often contributing factors. The expression is of mining origin, and alludes to the layers of bedrock that are reached when the mine is exhausted. Other artists that have recorded songs about reaching rock bottom include Lynsey de Paul, UFO and Kid Rock. Steinfeld said that she empathizes with the turbulent relationship the song describes. "I've experienced that relationship in its entirety," the singer/actress said. "I do feel like there are some songs that really represent a relationship for a relationship, and then when you hear it, you think about that specific relationship, and I have that when I hear "Rock Bottom". The music video chronicles the tumultuous relationship of a young couple, played by Hailee Steinfeld and John Economou. The one-time homeless model's cameo came about through her former longtime agent, who now manages Economou, Ashleah Gonzales. "I called her and said, 'I'm doing this video. I'm looking for a guy.' I met with a couple of guys, and I met John, and he was so great," said Steinfeld. "He had such a cool story and he had so much to talk about, and he's a very handsome boy, so we knew pretty quickly he was The One."

Critical Reception

Access Hollywood deemed the song "a stylistic, upbeat jam full of swagger and soul." Jeff Nelson of People said "a poppy, effervescent jam, 'Rock Bottom' chronicles the highs and lows of young love that keep a couple 'coming back for more'." Mike Wass of Idolator called "Rock Bottom" "the best song on the EP."

Music Video

The music video was released on March 25, 2016. It was directed by Malia James.

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Hailee Steinfeld - Rock Bottom ft. DNCE

Lyrics

Hailee Steinfeld:
What are we fighting for?
Seems like we do it just for fun
In this, this stupid war
We play hard with our plastic guns

Breathe deep, bottle it up
So deep until it's all we got
Don't speak, just use your touch
Don't speak before we say too much

You hate me now and I feel the same way
You love me now and I feel the same way
We scream and we shout
And make up the same day, same day

Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom

Into you, I just keep crawling
You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Joe Jonas:
You get under my skin
More than anyone's ever been
But when we lay in bed
You hold me hard 'til I forget

Hailee Steinfeld & Joe Jonas:
That you hate me now and I feel the same way
You love me now and I feel the same way
We scream and we shout
And make up the same day, same day

Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom
Into you, I just keep crawling
You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Hailee Steinfeld (Joe Jonas)
What are we fighting for?
(Seems like we do it just for fun)
In this, this just stupid war
We play hard with our plastic guns

Hailee Steinfeld & Joe Joans
Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom
Into you, I just keep crawling

You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

What are we fighting for?
Seems like we do it just for fun
In this, this stupid war
We play hard with our plastic guns

Breathe deep, bottle it up
So deep until it's all we got
Don't speak, just use your touch
Don't speak before we say too much

You hate me now and I feel the same way
You love me now and I feel the same way
We scream and we shout
And make up the same day, same day

Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom

Into you, I just keep crawling
You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

You get under my skin
More than anyone's ever been
But when we lay in bed
You hold me hard 'til I forget

That you hate me now and I feel the same way
You love me now and I feel the same way
We scream and we shout
And make up the same day, same day

Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom
Into you, I just keep crawling
You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

What are we fighting for?
Seems like we do it just for fun
In this, this just stupid war
We play hard with our plastic guns

Oh, we're on the right side of rock bottom
And I hope that we keep falling
We're on the good side of bad karma
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
We're on the right side of rock bottom
Into you, I just keep crawling

You're the best kind of bad something
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more
Keep on coming back for more
'Cause we keep on coming back for more

Videos

Single Version

Solo Version

Songs from Haiz
Love MyselfYou're Such ARock BottomHell Nos and HeadphonesStarvingLet It GoFragileFlashlight

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