When Halsey popped up on The Chainsmokers‘ massive hit “Closer,” I incorrectly predicted she’d fade away into obscurity. Boy, did the 24-year-old singer, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, prove me wrong. She’s consistently released bop after bop and her latest is no different.
“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.
“Questioning your purpose and your effort in a relationship can be confusing and draining. But it’s important to self-reflect and know your worth and value. This record is about understanding your worth. It’s a very honest record. And it helped me prove to myself that I can still manifest my feelings into art after all this time. My music will always be the vehicle that carries my heart,” Halsey says about the track.
Clearly, this was inspired by her breakup with G-Eazy with whom she’s gotten back together with. Whatever the inspiration, I’m glad this is the end result. I love it. Give the track a listen below.
Halsey ‘Without Me’