If there’s one fact that can’t be disputed, it’s that Halsey is an insanely powerful artist and performer. Her discography proves it, and so does everything they put together to accompany her music. Whether it’s the If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power movie, the fight they put up to release ‘So Good,’ or even just her Instagram presence. She’s always serving power and insane artistry. There are 7.8 billion people in the world but there is and only ever will be one Halsey. And we don’t want to just talk about her power, we want to show you! So buzz along with us while we showcase some of our favorite Halsey serves and slays.
‘I am not a woman, I’m a god’ — If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power
Not only was this the first single for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, but it’s a track we couldn’t get enough of once it dropped. And we still find ourselves hitting play on this one while we get ready or as we strut to our classes and jobs. Not to mention the pulsating beat of this track, it’s like a heartbeat to us.
“I’m ready to leave it, I’ll go when I feel it.
Got caught both hands on the smoking gun.”
‘Die 4 Me’
When we heard that Halsey was releasing a full version of ‘Die 4 Me’ we absolutely lost our minds. Don’t get us wrong, the original is good too! But a solo Halsey ‘Die 4 Me???’ How could we not lose our entire mind? And in proper Halsey fashion, it didn’t disappoint whatsoever.
“This is the last time, I’ma do you the honor. I’ll give you a headline, I know I shouldn’t bother. This is a lesson to take, hold someone tight and they break.”
‘Experiment On Me’ — Birds of Prey Soundtrack
The Birds of Prey Soundtrack gave us an insane amount of female power anthems. But we’d be lying if we said we didn’t cling to Halsey’s ‘Experiment On Me’ immediately. We love seeing the hard rock side of them, and to say it suits her well is an understatement!
“Lock up your sons, make way for the daughters.
You be the lamb, and we’ll be the slaughter.
You’ve burned the witches, now you’re defenseless.
Who needs a Y, this many Xs?”
‘killing boys’ — MANIC
Now for one of our favorite songs off of MANIC, we still can’t get enough of ‘killing boys.’ If the Jennifer’s Body sound clip at the beginning isn’t enough to make you obsessed as well. The entire pulse of this track will. We wish this track was 24 hours long so it could be the only thing we listen to all day.
“And I won’t ever try again. And all I want in return is revenge.
‘Cause I don’t need you anymore, ooh whoa. So where do you go?”
‘Nightmare’ — If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Extended)
Halsey dropped this song at the perfect time, during the wake of another attack on women and LGBTQIA+ rights. Halsey is a member of the LGBTQIA+ community and identifies as a woman herself, but her allyship has never stopped at the issues that affect her. We love them for the way they lend their voice and platform to all of those being affected by unfair laws and government acts.
“Come on, little lady, give us a smile.”
No, I ain’t got nothin’ to smile about. I got no one to smile for, I waited a while for.
A moment to say I don’t owe you a godd*mn thing.”
‘Don’t Play’ — hopeless fountain kingdom
hopeless fountain kingdom remains one of our favorite pieces of art Halsey has produced to this day. But ‘Don’t Play’ is a moment of peak perfection track off of that record. It’s fiery, catchy, and empowering all wrapped up into one.
“I’m moving on, I’m getting paid.
I’m on my own, I had some space to deal with it.
I’m moving on, it’s getting late.
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it.”
‘Gasoline’ — Badlands
Badlands was everything to us for so long, and arguably to Halsey too. The lyricism in this song is insanely powerful on its own, but their vocals are out of this world on this one. Whether it’s the recording, or any of the performances of the track since then, ‘Gasoline’ is still everything.
“Are you deranged like me? Are you strange like me?
Lighting matches just to swallow up the flame like me?”
‘Walls Could Talk’ — hopeless fountain kingdom
Yes, we are ‘Walls Could Talk’ stans first and human beings second. The imagery painted with the lyrics of this track makes us envision a couple whose home has seen the best and worst of them. And honestly, if our walls could talk, we kind of hope they would keep it all to themselves.
“And we both hope there’s something. But we both keep fronting.
And it’s a closed discussion.
And I’m thinking, “Damn, if these walls could talk””
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