“I am Halsey. I will never be anything but honest. I write songs about sex and being sad.”
-Halsey’s official website Biography
She was the focal point of my last post, and she’ll take the spotlight again in this weeks Music Obsession!
Halsey has pretty much swept through my apartment, and even found her way to friends outside of our little haven. Apparently one of my roommates told me to check her out a while back, but I have no recollection of that. Interesting enough, she eventually appeared on my current Pandora station and demanded my obsession. I mean, how can she not? She’s everything I’m into right now. She’s kind of an indie Tove Lo, with her darker tones and deep lyrics paired with a gentle voice. Halsey is officially characterized by indie pop, but I think when people hear ‘pop’ they automatically think upbeat, fist pumping music. That’s not her sound at all. Her music is not for show, it’s to enhance the lyrics.
So I asked my friends why they liked her:
“She’s a badass bitch” (his words, not mine) “She has well written lyrics” “You kind of have to think about her lyrics.”
“Her music empowers you.” “You can tell she’s been beaten down, but she never makes herself a victim in her music”
“She’s like a dark Taylor Swift” (sure, why not?)
You heard it from us! Halsey is the next biggie, and the fact that she’s only been around for about a year means she has so much further to go! I feel like there’s a Halsey quote for everything, just like Taylor Swift has a song for everything. I could quote her all the time, and everybody would think I was insane because you have to really think about her lyrics to get them.
Hold Me Down
She’s definitely worth checking out 🙂