Halsey literally came for my life you guys, and I’m crying (In a cool way). In her sophomore album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, Halsey goes wild, and we love it.
Growing from her 2015 debut Badlands, Halsey tells us the stories of science-fiction breakup tales, and reality. In fact, the opening track for the album dove straight into the monologue from the famous Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet. The tale Halsey sings to us in her album is the story of a pop singer who is surprisingly…human. Shocking, isn’t it? Halsey admits of her heartache in 100 Letters as she sings “I have spent too many nights on dirty bathroom floors.”
As far as duets go, the singer teamed up with Migos’ Quavo in “Lies” which tells the listener both sides of a relationship that has gone arrive awry. The singer doesn’t hold back with lines such as “Are you misled?/I gave you the messiest head.” The singer also had sung in the early-released track. “Strangers” with Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui.
“Good Mourning” was…a weird one. There was a solid thirty seconds of a little kid saying “All I know is a hopeless place that flows with the blood of my kin”, before Halsey stepped to finish this song.
The song that spoke the most to me, and made me feel something, was “Sorry”. The vulnerability she put on display in that song, honestly had me on the verge of tears. Halsey sings her heart out in this glorious ballad, asking herself if she will ever learn to love herself enough to let anyone get close to her.
This album was a roller coster. It had me twerking off the walls one moment to crying my heart out over my nonexistent ex. But based off the musical risks she took in Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, Halsey’s musical adventure can take herself anywhere.