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.”
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.”
“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.