On September 10, at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show, Halsey performed her new song, Graveyard, from her third album, Manic. It was officially released a few days later, with a very interesting video preceding it. The film is actually a time-lapse version of a live-stream Halsey painting a giant portrait of herself. It is a gradual build-up to an extremely disturbing image, which essentially captures what the story is – you see the singer/artist in glorious larger-than-life colour, with a savagely darkened bruise masking one eye. The song was written by Halsey with Amy Allen, Jon Bellion, Jordan K. Johnson, Louis Bell, Mark Williams and Stefan Johnson. Halsey explained the song as being: “in love with someone who is in a bad place and loving them so much that you don't realize that you're going to that bad place with them". And there is the underlying message – look after yourself instead of blindly following other people.
Watch the song here:
This sounds intensely and painfully personal, which is what the self-portrait also suggests. Hopefully, since she sings as if it has all happened and is over, Halsey is moving into a happier and more upbeat phase. Hai na?
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