Halsey Preps “Colors” As The Third Single From ‘Badlands’
Halsey had to be the most divisive artist to emerge in 2015 — inspiring obsessive devotion from some and instant loathing from others. Regardless of your opinion, there’s no denying that the 21-year-old’s debut LP Badlands punched above its weight chart-wise, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 with an impressive first-week tally of 97,000 copies. She backed that up by landing her first radio hit with “New Americana.”
That track didn’t work for me at all, but “Colors” is step in the right direction. Produced by Dylan William, the catchy electro-pop anthem finds Ashley Frangipane (her real name) describing emotions using shades of blue. Why? “It’s just my creative color,” she told Complex. “It’s electric, and it’s bright, but it’s also calm. It’s also ethereal. Blue is just an otherworldly color to me.” Astralwerks is going for alternative radio adds on February 9.