“Without Me” is an unapologetic kiss-off that features an interpolation of Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River” during the bridge. The R&B-tinged track finds Halsey questioning her relationship. What’s there to question? Gurl run!!! It’s toxic and abusive. At least what’s portrayed in the accompanying visual.
Directed by Colin Tilley, the cinematic clip features the 24-year-old singer, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, in a destructive relationship. At first there are plenty of sweet moments but once alcohol is in the mix, things go off the rails. The twosome experience an unhealthy cycle of drinking, sex, partying and fighting. In the end, her abusive boyfriend is hauled away by the police.
Check out the music video below. Is it me, or does her on-screen love interest look a tad like her real-life ex G-Eazy? Was that intentional? Hmmmm…
Halsey ‘Without Me’ Music Video