Halsey bares her soul on a brand-new song “Without Me,” her first solo offering since 2017’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.
The song, which Halsey penned under her real name Ashley Frangipane, details a relationship that diminished her self-worth. And in the skillful hands of LA-based producer Louis Bell (who was also behind Post Malone’s “Rockstar” and Camila Cabello’s “Havana”), “Without Me” ticks all the boxes of a Halsey hit: namely an infectious melody and bittersweet lyrics. “And I got you off your knees / Put you right back on your feet / Just so you could take advantage of me,” she sings on the pre-chorus.
“I’ve prided myself on being an artist who’s authentic and writes about her life and all that stuff,” Halsey told Zane Lowe of Beats 1. “And then when I made this, I felt just how bad it hurt.”
Unfortunately for Halsey fans, “Without Me” isn’t going to be part of an upcoming album. The singer has confirmed that it’s a “stand-alone record.” But new Halsey music is better than none at all, right?
Stream the track here: