After releasing her much-anticipated new album, Manic, on 17 January, Halsey has shared the lyric video for one of the new record’s most personal songs, ‘929’. You can check it out below.
Halsey celebrated the unveiling of Manic with a special album release party in Los Angeles that had her telling the crowd just how personal the record is.
“When I made Manic, I dove into those parts of me that weren’t healed yet and I said, ‘No, I’m not gonna wait ’til later. I’m gonna write about them right now,'” Halsey said from the stage at the Capitol Records headquarters last Friday, 17 January. “It was the most rewarding thing that I have ever done because you guys have been so unconditionally accepting of that, so thank you for being accepting of me.”
The event featured a performance that included songs from Manic, including the standout closing track, ‘929.’ She introduced the song by confessing, “This is probably the most uncensored song I have ever written in my life, so I’m happy to play it for you guys tonight.”
“Thank you for celebrating with me today,” she wrote on Twitter after the show. “I am so happy to have you.”
Halsey’s third studio album, Manic is available now through Capitol Records. It also includes the songs ‘Graveyard’, ‘Clementine’, ‘Finally//Beautiful Stranger’, ‘Suga’s Interlude’, ‘You Should Be Sad’ and her 2018 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single ‘Without Me’. The record also features guest appearances by Dominic Fike, Alanis Morissette, and Suga of BTS and samples of Kate Winslet, John Mayer, Amanda Seyfried, and Megan Fox.
Manic has already been lavished with critical praise. Rolling Stone gave the album a four-star review and named Manic an “excellent new album”, praising its versatility of genres and “Halsey’s raw autobiographical portrait of [herself] as a young mess, craving her share of love and tenderness in a hostile world”. In a four-star review, The Guardian praised Halsey’s lyrical evolution, citing that “her lyrical confidence is matched by the characterful production, which straddles R&B, country, trashy pop-rock, Kacey Musgraves-ish cosmic Americana and more”.
Manic is out now and can be bought here.