11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 2015 debut, BADLANDS, Halsey joins Lana Del Rey and Sky Ferreira in penning a diary of the struggles and triumphs of being young and wild and female and free. Her neon-hued coo soars over Lido's clever electronic atmospheres; like an anime heroine, she climbs around a shifting 3-D terrain that mimics the drama of her futuristic emo-pop. "Drive" is teenage malaise played out on a highway of sunset-colored guitars and gravel-coated beats; "New Americana" is a bad-girl anthem that name-checks Nirvana and riffs on The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" as it searches for meaning in the new millennium.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With her 2015 debut, BADLANDS, Halsey joins Lana Del Rey and Sky Ferreira in penning a diary of the struggles and triumphs of being young and wild and female and free. Her neon-hued coo soars over Lido's clever electronic atmospheres; like an anime heroine, she climbs around a shifting 3-D terrain that mimics the drama of her futuristic emo-pop. "Drive" is teenage malaise played out on a highway of sunset-colored guitars and gravel-coated beats; "New Americana" is a bad-girl anthem that name-checks Nirvana and riffs on The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" as it searches for meaning in the new millennium.

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About Halsey

Halsey is the alias of New York-based pop artist Ashley Frangipane. The New Jersey native took her moniker from a New York L train subway stop, and her adopted city plays a large role in both the sound and lyrics of her dark, gritty electro-pop, which has been compared to acts like Chvrches and Lorde. Based on the strength of her first single "Ghost," she signed a deal with Capitol-owned electronic/dance label Astralwerks in early 2014. Her debut EP, Room 93, arrived in October of that same year. In 2015, Halsey released her debut full-length album, Badlands, which featured production from Lido, the Futuristics, Son Lux, and others. Included on the album were the singles "Ghost," "New Americana," "Colors," and "Castle," a version of which also appeared on the soundtrack to The Huntsman: Winter's War. Badlands debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold well, ultimately achieving gold certification status. In January 2017, Halsey returned with the single "Not Afraid Anymore," which was featured on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Three months later, she released "Now or Never," the first single from her sophomore album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Featuring collaborations with Sia, Greg Kurstin, and Benny Blanco, the LP appeared in June 2017 and topped the Billboard 200. A remix of the LP's dark pop single "Alone," featuring Big Sean and Stefflon Don, arrived in March 2018.

HOMETOWN
Washington, NJ
BORN
September 29, 1994

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