The Pearl Post

  • May 245/31 Senior Award Night

  • May 245/31 Senior Sunset

  • May 245/30 Yearbook Distribution

Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

Halsey%E2%80%99s+album%2C+%E2%80%9CBadlands%2C%E2%80%9D+was+released+Aug.+28
Halsey’s album, “Badlands,” was released Aug. 28

Halsey’s album, “Badlands,” was released Aug. 28

Photo by Justin Higuchi

Photo by Justin Higuchi

Halsey’s album, “Badlands,” was released Aug. 28

Jessica Salguero

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






When our world brings along too much stress, press play on “Badlands,” a world where standards are thrown into the wind.

Halsey’s newest release has taken the nation by storm. Her debut album, “Badlands,” reached No. 2 on the charts just hours after it was released on Aug. 28.

Ashley Frangipane took on the stage name of Halsey and began producing music in 2012. Her musical genre can only be described as alternative pop filled with lyrics built on soul and honesty. Halsey brings her unique vocals to create a debut album like no other.

There are 16 tracks on the album’s deluxe version including hits such as “Colors” and “Hold Me Down.” They piece together the persona that is Halsey, an artist that influences a large number of people and doesn’t conform to a world’s harsh standards.

The first song on the album is “Castle.” The song was her way of expressing her intricate state of mind. She sings of the way people constantly try to change her and silence her thoughts.

“Roman Holiday” is one of the most upbeat songs on the album. However, the message of the song discusses a time when someone gets happy because of another person’s suffering.

The album includes songs that originally appeared on her debut EP, “Room 93.” “Ghost” is Halsey’s most popular single that created her unique sound and made her career skyrocket. Her song, “Hurricane,” discusses avoiding attachment in all forms.

Badlands is a world created by Halsey in which people are free to express themselves; a world unafraid of diversity. The intense beats and deep lyrics help make “Badlands” an album that must be listened to and will not soon be forgotten.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Hot artists to listen to this summer

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Grad Nite: under construction

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Free summer concerts to fill up your calendar

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Hot movies to watch this summer break

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Artist of the month: Cuco

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    You’ve got a friend at Pixar Fest

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    “Avengers: Infinity War” shocks Marvel fans with groundbreaking storyline

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Artist of the month: Kali Uchis

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    ‘Flamin’ Hot’ Cheetos move from their bag to the big screen

  • Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations

    Entertainment

    Destiny arrives in “Avengers: Infinity War”

The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA
Album Review: Halsey’s debut album “Badlands” exceeds expectations