Halsey Releases ‘Finally // beautiful stranger’ Video

Singer/songwriter Halsey just released the next song, “Finally // beautiful stranger” from her upcoming album Manic.

Halsey just gave us the Taylor Swift – Lady Gaga mashup that we didn’t know we needed. With a very Taylor guitar and a very “You and I” vibe to the verses; it creates a beautiful blend our hearts will now forever yearn for.

The lyrics are so open, vulnerable a desperate but at the same time you can hear scared she is. Which is why the video matches perfectly.

In the video, we see two Halsey’s, or if you ask me, you see Halsey and you see Ashley. (Halsey‘s real name for those who do not know). Ashley is vulnerable, alone, and shut off. Halsey is glitz and glammed with a mask on her true self. That’s just from the direct visual… We can get deeper.

The two different versions of Halsey are also two different ways of expressing love. She has the nagging feelings that this won’t work, everything’s going to go wrong, so why bother. Which gives us closed-off Halsey. She’s alone. If she likes someone she doesn’t feel like she should sing it to the world if it’s just going to end up badly. To her they all do.

However there is this part of her that feels like this person is the one she can sing about. She feels okay singing this person to the world, she wants to. Wants to be all dolled up and in love.

It’s some pretty heart wrenching stuff. We just want out girl happy.

In addition to ‘Finally // beautiful stranger’ the singer released a collaboration with BTS member Suga, called ‘Suga’s Interlude’.

This song, if fan translations are correct, is also very heart wrenching. The song being about being successful in their careers and the difficulties that come with it. They wonder if it’s even worth it to keep doing it anymore.

“I’ve been trying all my life / to separate the time in between the having it all and giving it up / I wonder what’s in store if I don’t love it anymore.”

That’s just Halsey‘s chorus. Suga‘s goes in much deeper than that.

Manic is seeming like the most open, vulnerable album yet from Halsey and we couldn’t be more proud and in awe of her.

Manic is set to release January 17th, 2020. You can pre-order here.

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Photo: VEVO / Halsey

Come With us as We Follow Halsey to the Graveyard

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On September 13th Halsey released her second single, “Graveyard” from her upcoming album Manic. Fans had patiently (well, as patient as fans can be) been waiting for a new single since “Nightmare” was released in May. A summer without a Halsey tour or a new single? We didn’t ask for that kind of summer.

Graveyard” is very different from the rough and tough vibes we got from “Nightmare.” Not that it’s surprising coming from Halsey. Because honestly, what can’t she do? This time the angry sound was put aside as “Graveyard” opens up with the calming sounds of an acoustic guitar. The strumming slowly fades into a softer pop melody. The lyrics, staying true to herself, aren’t as soft and calm. Halsey always keeps it real with her lyrics.

With this song, she takes us on an emotional journey through an abusive relationship with someone you love. That sometimes the ‘butterflies’ you are feeling are really a warning sign to run the opposite direction. To get out before you dig yourself too deep and follow someone “all the way to the graveyard.”

Along with this beautiful reminder to not let yourself get pulled in by the darkness surrounding someone else, we also FINALLY have a release date for Manic. The day before the song dropped, Halsey tweeted a link to manicthealbum.com with a time that signified when a livestream of her painting started. It went on for hours and fans watched in anticipation as she painted the album artwork for Manic. Now, the website is live and you can presave and preorder the album which will be released on January 17th!

Listen to “Graveyard” and watch a time-lapse video of Halsey painting the Manic artwork below!

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Words: Anna Grillo | Featured Photo: Graveyard Artwork