After continuously teasing fans on social media, Halsey finally dropped her highly anticipated new single, “Graveyard,” on Friday (Sept. 13).
In an emotional tune, Halsey hums, “It’s funny how warning signs can feel like they’re butterflies.”
She had originally announced the song earlier this month, on Sept. 3. This coincides with the release of her album Room 93. She said that lots of stuff came now and then, and it looks “alive.”
On Tuesday (Sept. 10), Halsey’s song debuted live at Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty NYFW show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. After the show, Halsey tweeted and praised Rihanna. She said that like always, Rihanna “changed the game forever”. She further thanked Rihanna for allowing her to be a part of “this incredible event.”
Meanwhile, hours before the song’s release, Halsey tweeted a mysterious link to a YouTube live stream. This showed Halsey painting self-portrait.
She wraps it all up in three minutes time-lapse video which accompanies the new release.
On the song, she said that it is “about 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.”
Of the new tune, she said that it’s also about learning to care “about yourself enough not to follow them there”.
Moreover, “Graveyard” follows the previously released single “Nightmare.” Both tunes will feature in the singer’s forthcoming album, Manic. The album will be out Jan. 17, 2020.
Halsey first gained attention by self-releasing music posted on social media platforms. She also released her debut EP, Room 93 in 2014. Her debut studio album, Badlands (2015) peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200, and her third single, “Colors”, was certified Double Platinum. Further, she gained prominence by featuring as a vocalist on the Chainsmokers‘ single “Closer”, which topped the charts of over ten countries.
Also, Halsey is known for her distinctive singing voice. Her music is categorized as indie-pop ballads. They are usually based on her personal experiences.