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Let’s Explore The Genius Of Halsey’s Artistry

Let’s Explore The Genius Of Halsey’s Artistry

Halsey is the very definition of a Genius, everyone stans them in some way, shape, or form. If you think you don’t, you do. We have been fans of her for a very long time, following them on their artistic journey through every EP and every album. We thought we’d celebrate Halsey’s artistry (and it gives us a good excuse to gush about how much we love them.)

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Badlands was Halsey’s debut album released in 2015, after spending her life promoting her songs on all kinds of social media platforms. She has always had strong messages throughout her albums. The dystopian future society known as The Badlands showcases a great story song by song that also described their mental state at the time of writing the album. With hits like ‘Ghost,’ ‘New Americana,’ ‘Colors,’ and ‘Castle’ all being certified platinum in the US. Badlands itself was also certified two-times platinum by the RIAA.

  1. ‘Castle’
  2. ‘Hold Me Down’
  3. ‘New Americana’
  4. ‘Drive’
  5. ‘Hurricane’
  6. ‘Roman Holiday’
  7. ‘Ghost’
  8. ‘Colors’
  9. ‘Colors Pt. ||’
  10. ‘Strange Love’
  11. ‘Coming Down’
  12. ‘Haunting’
  13. ‘Gasoline’
  14. ‘Control’
  15. ‘Young God’
  16. ‘I Walk the Line’
Image Source: Badlands Photoshoot for Astralworks

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom

In the summer of 2017, we were blessed by the release of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. This album has an undeniable message of love and loss, based on the story of Romeo and Juliet. Halsey became the first woman to achieve a number one album in 2017, due to the success of the album and it being certified Platinum by the RIAA. ‘Bad at Love’ was certified four times platinum by the RIAA and peaked at number 5 in the US. Hopeless Fountain Kingdom has been described as a more “radio-friendly” album compared to Badlands, but we will be blasting both albums from every speaker we can get our hands-on. We don’t need radio approval.

  1. ‘The Prologue’
  2. ‘100 Letters’
  3. ‘Eyes Closed’
  4. ‘Heaven In Hiding’
  5. ‘Alone’
  6. ‘Now Or Never’
  7. ‘Sorry’
  8. ‘Good Mourning’
  9. ‘Lie (feat. Quavo)’
  10. ‘Walls Could Talk’
  11. ‘Bad At Love’
  12. ‘Don’t Play’
  13. ‘Strangers (feat. Lauren Jauregui)’
  14. ‘Angel On Fire’
  15. ‘Devil In Me’
  16. ‘Hopeless (feat. Cashmere Cat)’
Image Source: Brian Ziff


Halsey released Manic in early 2020. This era came with so many iconic collaborations, including. Juice WRLD, YUNGBLUD, and BTS! ‘Without Me’ was released in 2018, which has become their most successful single as a lead artist to date. It was certified three times platinum in the US, platinum in the UK, and five times platinum in Australia and Canada. During this era, Halsey released her first poetry book called I Would Leave Me If I Could in June 2020. Manic is their first album written by Ashley rather than Halsey, as she would say.

  1. ‘Ashley’
  2. ‘clementine’
  3. ‘Graveyard’
  4. ‘You should be sad’
  5. ‘Forever … (is a long time)’
  6. ‘Dominic’s Interlude (feat. Dominic Fike)’
  8. ‘3am’
  9. ‘Without Me’
  10. ‘Finally // beautiful stranger’
  11. ‘Alanis’ Interlude (feat. Alanis Morissette)’
  12. ‘killing boys’
  13. ‘SUGA’S Interlude (feat. SUGA & BTS)’
  14. ‘More’
  15. ‘Still Learning’
  16. ‘929’
Image Source: Aidan Cullen

Badlands (Live From Webster Hall)

On the five year anniversary of Badlands, Halsey released their first live album. Consisting of not only the setlist of an entire show, but also talking intermissions, this album stole our hearts and helped us get through lockdowns whilst concerts were unattainable. Badlands (Live From Webster Hall) has songs from Badlands and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, so allows us to fully indulge in multiple eras whilst fully admiring her talent as an artist and a performer.

  1. ‘Castle (Live From Webster Hall)’
  2. ‘Hold Me Down (Live From Webster Hall)’
  3. ‘New Americana (Live From Webster Hall)’
  4. ‘Drive (Live From Webster Hall)’
  5. ‘Hurricane (Live From Webster Hall)’
  6. ‘Roman Holiday (Live From Webster Hall)’
  7. ‘Colors Pt. || (Live From Webster Hall)’
  8. ‘Colors (Live From Webster Hall)’
  9. ‘Tiny Little Babies – Talking Break (Live From Webster Hall)’
  10. ‘Strange Love (Live From Webster Hall)’
  11. ‘Forget Her And Find Her – Talking Break (Live From Webster Hall)’
  12. ‘Coming Down (Live From Webster Hall)’
  13. ‘Haunting (Live From Webster Hall)’
  14. ‘Control (Live From Webster Hall)’
  15. ‘Young God (Live From Webster Hall)’
  16. ‘Trouble (Live From Webster Hall)’
  17. ‘I’m Not Playing Closer – Talking Break (Live From Webster Hall)’
  18. ‘Ghost (Live From Webster Hall)’
  19. ‘Gasoline (Live From Webster Hall)’
  20. ‘Some Kind Of Stardust – Talking Break (Live From Webster Hall)’
  21. ‘Is There Somewhere (Live From Webster Hall)’
Image Source: Capitol Records


Justin Bieber feat. Halsey – ‘The Feeling,’ released November 13, 2015.
Thirty Seconds To Mars feat. Halsey – ‘Love Is Madness,’ released April 6, 2016.
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – ‘Closer,’ released July 29, 2016.
G-Eazy & Halsey – ‘Him & I,’ released November 30, 2017.
Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid – ‘Eastside,’ released July 12, 2018.
Yungblud & Halsey feat. Travis Barker – ’11 Minutes,’ released February 13, 2019.
BTS feat. Halsey – ‘Boy With Luv,‘ released April 12, 2019.
Post Malone feat. Future & Halsey – ‘Die For Me,’ released September 6, 2019.
Bring Me The Horizon feat. Halsey ‘¿,‘ released December 27, 2019.

If I Can’t Have love, I Want Power (The Album)

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power takes no prisoners, produced with the help of Nine Inch Nails it has a rockier sound than Halsey’s previous albums. She has described the album as “a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.” There are some heavy themes throughout the album. Feminism being the overruling message, it tackles the patriarchy and institutionalized misogyny. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power was Halsey’s fourth consecutive album inside the US Billboard 200. It reached the top 10 in multiple other countries including; Australia, Switzerland, and the UK. The artwork for the album was inspired by the 1452 Renaissance painting Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels. She said she aims to uproot the stigma around breastfeeding and women’s bodies.

  1. ‘The Tradition’
  2. ‘Bells In Santa Fe’
  3. ‘Easier Than Lying’
  4. ‘Lilith’
  5. ‘Girl Is A Gun’
  6. ‘You asked for this’
  7. ‘Darling’
  8. ‘1121’
  9. ‘honey’
  10. ‘Whispers’
  11. ‘I am not a woman, I’m a god’
  12. ‘The Lighthouse’
  13. ‘Ya’aburnee’
Image Source: Lucas Garrido

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (The Movie)

This movie is nothing short of legendary. We watched it when it was released in cinemas and again when it was announced it was being released on Moment House for a couple of days. Directed by Colin Tilley, the storytelling is fantastic. Following the story of Queen Lila, we see her go through the trials and tribulations of life alongside the demon inside of her. She creates and takes life whilst seemingly running away from the abuse and manipulation she was facing under the power of royalty. There are plenty of hidden messages throughout, however, no one other than Halsey themselves knows how many there are.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power didn’t feature much speech so relied heavily on the visuals and the storytelling to carry the movie. However, it did feature 10 songs from the album, which helped set and understand the scenes.

Image Source: Lucas Garrido

About Face Beauty

About Face Beauty (AF) was created in January 2021. When we say Halsey is multi-talented, this is exactly what we mean. Having a make-up brand that celebrates individuality and encourages experimenting with color, texture, and pattern is everything we need in our lives. The make-up is suitable for everyday natural looks whilst also being bold and bright enough to do anything your heart desires. Halsey has been using her own line since before it was released and continued using it even in her movie. AF always has something going on too, which keeps the excitement alive. New releases, sales, bundle deals, free shipping, the list is never-ending. It’s a brand that allows us all to break boundaries.
Shop all the products here and maybe you’ll find your new favorite thing!

See Also

Halsey has shown their versatility across all their albums, so we can bet there is going to be something for everyone somewhere in her music. Being able to create music, perform live, make movies and launch a makeup brand, they have never failed to impress us. In conclusion, there is nothing Halsey can’t do. With every album release and every tour, we cannot express how much we adore Halsey’s art. We feel like it should be noted that Badlands and If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power are like siblings in terms of sound, whilst Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and Manic are also like siblings.

Let us know your favorite Halsey moments, be it a song or a favorite product, by dropping us a message on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.


Featured Image Source: Capitol Records.

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