In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the 25-year-old singer spok about the pivot that came with the new record, stating that “It’s a lot different than I thought it was going to be, that’s for sure.”
“I think I have this expectation of myself that all of my music needs to be like dark and cinematic and angry and aggressive. I was cast into this badass role, which can be exhausting sometimes. Sometimes I find myself in the studio, and I’ll have a song that’s really sweet, and I’ll be like, “I can’t put that out. People want to hear me sing with my middle finger in the air.” I think I’m expressing my angst in a different way. This album is highly conversational.”
Manic arrives today via Capitol. Physical copies, which come in an array of pastel toned vinyl, can be found at the artist’s online store. The pop singer has a string of recently announced shows dubbed the “Manic Tour,” grab tickets here.
Listen to Halsey’s Manic below.
04. You Should Be Sad
05. Forever…(Is a Long Time)
06. Dominic’s Interlude (feat. Dominic Fike)
07. I Hate Everybody
08. 3 AM
09. Without Me
10. Finally//Beautiful Stranger
11. Alanis’ Interlude (feat. Alanis Morissette)
12. Killing Boys
13. Suga’s Interlude (feat. Suga of BTS)
15. Still Learning