Our queen is releasing her third album, and she’s just as excited about it as we are! In anticipation of Manic, Halsey released the YouTube web series Road to Manic documenting the whirlwind of events leading up to the release of her album.
Halsey tells the story of Manic, giving us some insight into the creation of the album, and her journey through the process. Here are 15 things we learned from Road to Manic.
1. MANIC IS NOT GONNA BE SAD & DARK
In fact, she said it’s “really colorful, and kinda funny sometimes.” Like me!!
2. THE ALBUM’S SUUUPER PERSONAL
“It’s scary because it’s so much of me so if people don’t like it, it feels like they don’t like me.”
3. SHE FEELS LIKE PEOPLE DON’T REALLY KNOW HER
She considers herself a very honest and open artist, yet still feels like people only know 2% of her.
4. SHE CHANGES HER MIND … A LOT
She wanted to create an album full of songs that change their minds, track to track, as much as she does.
5. NOT EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY
The hectic life of an artist isn’t always easy. She’s not with fans who understand her every day. Sometimes she’s fighting with people to give a shit about the human thing that she’s done.
6. SHE’S NOT IMMUNE TO THE OCCASIONAL EXISTENTIAL CRISIS
They usually come in her first moment of silence after working for 10 days straight. I feel that honestly.
7. IT TAKES SACRIFICE TO MAKE AN ALBUM
“I spent more time in Nashville the past couple months than I have home.” Now that’s dedication to the art.
8. SHE APPROACHED THIS ALBUM DIFFERENTLY
She just didn’t think about the genre; didn’t think about a certain kind of person liking it. She just made what felt right to her and honestly? I support.
9. HER CHOREOGRAPHER, DANNY, IS ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH AS HER
Danny lets Halsey’s body think so for a while her brain doesn’t have to. She understands the way Halsey likes to communicate, and that greatly enhances each unique performance.
10. SHE GIVES A HELL OF A PEP TALK
“Just know you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing. Have confidence in that fact.” Don’t mind me, just tearing up over here.
11. SHE WORKED KIDS’ BIRTHDAY PARTIES
She used to face paint at kids’ birthday parties as a job and look where she is now. Don’t give up on your dreams, kids.
12. SHE STILL HAS FANGIRL MOMENTS
Hence, sprinting after Pink backstage at an award show, and giddily recalling performing live with T-Swift.
13. BTS AND HALSEY ARE TOTALLY TWINNING
BTS gifted Halsey her own sparkly mic to match theirs the first time they ever performed “Boy With Love” together so she wouldn’t feel left out and in return, she got them Christmas stockings like she makes for her two little brothers. How cute!
14. SHE’S BEEN SECRETIVE FOR A REASON
She wants everyone to get to know her all at once, so she hasn’t been dropping hints on the album for fans to figure out this time around.
15. SHE’S EVOLVED AS AN ARTIST & MUSICIAN
She’s so excited to tour this album because it’s so personal and fun to her. Plus, she’s playing lots of instruments live.
We’re even more hype for the album release now!
What were your favorite parts from “Road to Manic?” Tell us down in the comments below or tweet us over at @thehoneypop!
Featured Image Source: Album artwork as posted by Halsey on Twitter