Halsey debuts new one-off song, “Without Me.”
Halsey’s most recent work is vibrant with faux storytelling and theatrics, but on “Without Me,” the singer gets candid about her personal life – namely with G-Eazy. The two lovebirds called it quits for a while earlier this year, but they’ve since reunited – and that reconnect manifests itself in the form of song.
“It’s the most raw thing I’ve ever made and not just because of the content because I make concept albums so I have these comic book universes where I’m playing a fantasy character,” Halsey said.
“This song is not attached to an album. It’s a standalone record,” she continued. “I was supposed to be taking a break and then I wrote this song and it’s like music doesn’t care about your schedule… and so here I have this record where it’s like it’s just me you know. No wig, no colorful hair, no character, and it’s about my life and about my relationship that the world has watched so closely and so vehemently like in the past year and a half.”
I cried the whole time I recorded it. But now I feel proud. And empowered. https://t.co/BRfPZsMKjc
— h (@halsey) October 4, 2018
On it, Halsey’s smokey tone slinks over plunky strings and a stuttering beat.
“I say I’d catch you if you fall / And if they laugh, then f–k ’em all,” she sings. “And then I got you off your knees / Put you right back on your feet / Just so you can take advantage of me.”
This marks the first new material post-hopeless fountain kingdom.
Check it out below: