You had to know my first post would be about my favorite up-and-coming artist, right?
I’m not the first to say it, and I won’t be the last: Ashley Frangipane, better known as Halsey, is awesome.
Her cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” is exactly what the world wanted.
Her first studio album, Badlands, is exactly what the world needed.
The 21 year-old New Jersey native has created a unique electronic sound that mixes percussion and pop that blends perfectly with her honest lyrics (See: Drive and Haunting).
In my mind, Halsey does no wrong on this album. Her confidence shines through in her interviews, proving what’s heard in her songs is raw personality.
Favorite tracks: Hold Me Down, Colors