Over the last four years, Halsey has become not only one of the most recognizable stars in the world, but an outspoken advocate for women's rights, mental health, and so much more. Her new single "Graveyard" just dropped at midnight EST last night and is already one of the biggest trending songs in the world.
It's not often that she sits down at a radio station for a big one-on-one interview, so it was an absolute honor to have her in to the Woody and Jim Show this morning for one of the most compelling, fascinating interviews you'll ever hear from a musical artist.
We, of course, discussed the meaning of the new single "Graveyard" and the head space she was in whenever she wrote it. We also learned a little about her next album, Manic, which she claims is the most deeply personal album she's ever penned.
Speaking about playing the album for her mom and brother, she says:
They both started crying when they heard it, and I said to them 'Why are you guys crying?' They looked at me and they were both, 'You sound like Ashley'
Later in the interview, she opened up candidly about a number of social issues and mental health awareness, and using her music as a platform to help educate people through her art.
Hate comes from fear. And fear just comes from a lack of understanding of something. We fear the things we don't understand and we hate the things that we fear.
Needless to say, we were already huge fans of Halsey before this morning, but this interview cemented her status as one of our absolute favorite artists on the playlist.
WATCH the full interview below. Whether you're a fan or not, her words are sure to make you think on a deeper level, and we certainly hope that you're able to take away something from what she has to say.
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