Fewer albums have held such interesting and entertaining capacity for me. I love any artist who creates a concept album; the artistry behind Badlands seems instantly enhanced by the thought and detail of the world inside of Halsey’s mind. There’s an eclecticism to the collection of tracks that keeps you from ever getting bored as Halsey takes you on a tour through this imaginary city.
If you haven’t listened to her yet, I need you to look up HANA immediately and fall in love.
I found this amazing song Clay a few weeks ago, per suggestion of the inimitable Grimes, and since, I’ve been incapable of listening to much else. We should all be thanking HANA for doing the music industry, our ears, and our hearts a huge favor.
I’m obsessed with finding music with meaning, like real, emotionally charged songs with depth and dimension. We have enough single ready, one dimensional songs crafted solely to climb the charts. I stopped being impressed by that long ago, and HANA isn’t doing that.