Halsey On New ‘Manic’-Era Of Music: ‘I’m Going To Make An Angry Album’

A new era of music from Halsey is around the corner.

The singer, 24, caught up with Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1 and chatted about what inspired her new single, “Graveyard”, and her new album, Manic.

“Yeah, it’s very human. A lot of those sounds are super organic,” she explained. “A lot of those sounds are super organic. It’s a lot of people sounds… it’s skin, you hear skin, you can tell there’s people making it.”

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But the new music will be a change from her last single, “Without Me”: “I sat there to make this album and I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to make an angry album.’ And I wasn’t mad. It’s exciting. … I’m closing a chapter in this record that I feel very much like I needed to put the final word on, put the nail in the coffin, if you will. ‘Graveyard’, marry it.”

She added, “‘Without Me’ is this like blind declaration of love.”

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“In some ways it’s a metaphor,” Halsey told Lowe. “It’s about like loving someone to death, kind of. And then in other ways it’s actually pretty literal. There’s a lot of moments in the song that are pretty literal, which was kind of scary to write about. But you know me, I find the scary thing and I do it.”

Manic arrives Jan. 8 and “Graveyard” is out now.

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