SINGLE REVIEW: Halsey – Nightmare

Halsey has only just wrapped up her promotional efforts for her sophomore studio album ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ with some exclusive shows at Webster Hall in New York but the California singer-songwriter already has eyes on her next project. ‘Nightmare’ is the offical lead single from her forthcoming third studio album and hears her unleashing an angsty, gritty and honest side of her artistry. The bold and defining sound immediately draws comparisons to early Avril Lavigne with her brash attitude and unapologetic statements. “I keep a record of the wreckage of my life. I gotta recognise the weapon in my mind. They talk shit, but I love it every time”. Whilst she oozes confidence through this delivery, when you strip it all back you can hear the vulnerability and hurt that has gone behind the creative process. It’s a track that is about embracing your inner strength, finding your independence and being passionate. The fiery production will have you wanting to riot and run around throwing things whilst screaming the lyrics out. It’s an anthem in it’s own right which will have her listeners embracing their vulnerability and finding their own personal strength.