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Astralwerks

Halsey ‎– Badlands | Pink Coloured Vinyl Edition

$45.00

Astralwerks

Halsey ‎– Badlands | Pink Coloured Vinyl Edition

$45.00

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19-year-old musical powerhouse and provocative pop ingénue Halsey captivates on first listen, displaying a song-craft and lyrical sensibility far beyond her years. With left-of-center dark-pop hooks, sultry vocals and unapologetic honesty, Halsey is an undeniable force to be reckoned with both on stage and in the studio.

Halsey is New Jersey native Ashley Frangipane. Halsey (an anagram of her first name) is taken from the “Halsey” stop on the L train to Brooklyn. It’s an appropriate representation of her alter-ego, having been born in New Jersey, but defined by the city of New York. She infuses her sugar-spun pop with a purposefully bitter aftertaste that is quite tongue-in-cheek.

On the debut single “Ghost,” from her debut studio album Badlands Halsey explores the tragic and laughable intimacy of human relationships in her signature take-no-prisoners approach. “I’m ecstatic to have found a home with Astralwerks because they embrace me for who I am, appreciate my honesty, and recognize that an artist needs creative freedom in order to thrive,” explains Halsey on her decision to sign to the label.

“It was love at first listen,” explains Astralwerks General Manager Glenn Mendlinger on signing Halsey to the label. “We heard “Ghost” and a few in-progress demo tracks on a Thursday afternoon and offered her a deal the very next day. It was clear from the outset that Halsey was a prodigious new talent we wanted to work with and I am thrilled to welcome her to the Astralwerks family.” – Press Release

“Interestingly, while her noir-ish, older-than-her-years image has drawn comparisons to contemporaries like Lana Del Rey and Lorde (and yes, there are similarities), musically, she has more in common with male-fronted acts like New York's X Ambassadors, merging dark, electronic indie with the rhythmic bump and lyrical flow of R&B. There's also something angry, literate, and youthfully defiant about Badlands that brings to mind the sneer of Garbage's Shirley Manson. Ultimately, it's all of Halsey's seemingly contradictory elements brought together that lend Badlands such a fascinating topography.” – Allmusic

About Halsey:

Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey (/ˈhɔːl.zi/), is an American singer and songwriter. She started songwriting at the age of 17. In 2014, she signed her first recording contract with Astralwerks and released her debut EP, titled Room 93. Her debut studio album, Badlands, was released in 2015. Her professional name, Halsey, is a rearrangement of the letters of her first name, Ashley. – Wiki

Item description:

Artist:

Halsey ‎

Title:

Badlands

Label:

Astralwerks

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Pink

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Electronic, Pop

Style:

Electro

Catalog No:

2547419811

Condition:

New