Halsey has returned together with her first new track not as Halsey. Technically, the observe continues to be launched underneath that identify, however as she tells Zane Lowe, “Without Me” is the primary time she’s ever written as simply herself, Ashley Frangipane, and never for some elaborate Shakespearean idea album á la her previous work, although the track continues to be nonetheless tragic. “No wig, no colourful hair, no character, and it’s about my life and about my relationship that the world has watched so carefully and so vehemently like prior to now 12 months and a half,” she says. That relationship being her on-again romance with rapper G-Eazy of current unseasoned beef acclaim. (Recall that Halsey obtained caught within the crossfire because of Machine Gun Kelly’s trolling.) Halsey and G-Eazy took a break again in July however are actually again to residing their greatest boo’d up lives vacationing in Italy for her birthday. “Without Me,” although, displays on their time aside and the age-old sentiment of you don’t know what you had till it’s gone. Boo-hoo.
Halsey continues, “It form of gave me like an existential disaster as an artist a little bit bit, as a result of I’ve prided myself on being an artist who’s genuine and writes about her life and all that stuff. And then once I made this, I felt simply how dangerous it damage.” Bad sufficient that “Without Me” interpolates Justin Timberlake’s spiteful “Cry Me a River” — “You don’t must say simply what you probably did / I already know / I needed to go and discover out from them” — for dramatic impact. (JT, Timbaland, and Scott Storch are even credited as songwriters.) Ah, younger millennial love.