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

Halsey Buries Us With Graveyard Announcement

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Our favorite Queen of Pop, Halsey, announced her new single, “Graveyard,” today. And we are so ready. This is the singers first single after her smash hit “Nightmare.”

Hmmm. “Nightmare”…”Graveyard”… We see a theme here. These songs will be featured on her upcoming album Manic, which has yet to be given a release day. From the titles given, we know that this album will be killer.

As always, her passionate and die hard fans were quick to express their feelings on the announcement.

MDRN MAG cannot wait to see what this Queen brings to the table. We already know that it will be spooky and perfect and we SO are here for it.

We’re ready for her to bury us all, then revive us with her amazing voice, but then slay us with this album.

“Graveyard” is released 13/9 but you can pre-order it here.

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Words: Jace Chiappetta | Featured Image: Halsey on Twitter

Halsey Electrifies the Electric Ballroom in London

A Night Of Unison, Fuelled By Angry Anthems And A Heartfelt LGBTQ+ Tribute.

Sparking a mad dash for tickets, pop-alt artist Halsey announced a one-off intimate show last week at the famous Electric Ballroom, Camden London. In town for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball June 8th, Halsey decided to play the small venue, once also occupied Prince and Sir Paul McCartney.

Announcing the shown just 24 hours shy of the on-sale time, and only 6 days before the event, fans were sent into a frenzy, with the hope of securing a ticket to the special 1,500 capacity gig. Despite having the ability and proven track record to sell out arenas, Halsey chose to book the intimate show stating “I fucking love these small shows we’ve been playing I feel like myself in my fuckin skin again” on Twitter.

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Pride About Pride

Wearing a shirt to represent an important message, Halsey explained the a shocking story of Melania Geymonat and her partner Chris – a lesbian couple who were assaulted during a homophobic attack on a London bus May 30. Donning their portrait on her shirt, a powerful moment on unity possessed the crowd, with powerful speech:

It’s Pride month right now. Which is a really exciting thing… But the sad reality is that after the Pride parade is over and the bars closed, and the glitter is being swept out of the streets, a lot of people get on those trains and they get on those buses, and they wash the rainbows off their skin and peel the stickers off their clothes. Because when Pride is over, it’s not safe to be gay anymore. There is a worry that someone is going to viciously assault them or attack them. When people around the world ask, “why isn’t there a straight Pride parade?” The answer is because if there was one, you wouldn’t have to get on a bus and be terrified of being f**king beaten or killed afterwards. That’s why there’s not a straight Pride parade.

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Halsey Leads the Charge

Halsey encourages participation, with the eruption of cannons not 30 seconds into her opening song “Castle”. Unifying the crowd into a sense of community, drawing attention to important messages at multiple times throughout her set, once encouraging the crowd to chant in unison “I will not be afraid” time and time again.

Recent release “Nightmare” hits home to the entire crowd, energy matching Halsey herself, jumping and screaming to every important lyric. The song represents objectification – being referred to as a “Nightmare” for not acting how others demand. Currently a raw topic, the crowd relayed the energy screaming along to lyrics “I’m tired and angry but somebody should be”.

However, “Nightmare” isn’t the first self inspiring song Halsey has produced lyrically. “Without Me” offers resilience through heartbreak. “Hurricane” encourages individuality – you don’t belong to anyone but yourself. Her songs have a deafening power that rocketed through the raw energy of the room.

Halsey left everything on stage that night, unifying a crowd and creating a home, a sense of community like I’ve never felt before. A Special message was conveyed that night, surrounded by even more special people. The crowd reacted in kind, giving everything back during the packed 2 hour set.

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Words: Natasha Fountain | Featured Photo: Electric Ballroom