Halsey’s “Without Me” Gets A Gritty, Semi-Autobiographical Video
“Without Me” is shaping up to be another huge hit for Halsey. The deeply personal bop, which documents the highs and lows of her on-again/off-again relationship with G-Eazy, is currently sitting at number two on iTunes and has already racked up huge streaming numbers. When you factor in the arrival of the suitably gritty, Colin Tilley-directed video, it’s only a matter of time before this follows “Bad At Love” into the top 10. Particularly given the visual’s semi-autobiographical tone and dramatic story line.
“It’s the most raw thing I’ve ever made and not just because of the content because I make concept albums so I have these comic book universes where I’m playing a fantasy character,” Halsey told Beats 1 of the single. “It’s just me you know,” she continued. “No wig, no colorful hair, no character, and it’s about my life and about my relationship that the world has watched so closely and so vehemently like in the past year and a half.” As for the place “Without Me” occupies in her discography? “This song is not attached to an album. It’s a standalone record.”
Watch the striking, cinematic video up top.