Halsey Talks 'Charitable' BTS Fans & Teases 'Confessional' Upcoming Album
“I’m growing so much as I’m making it that I kind of don’t want to stop growing,” she tells the "Zach Sang Show."
With her latest track “Nightmare,” pop superstar Halsey sent a clear message about her dissatisfaction with the state of women’s rights in today’s world. Through her powerful music video and angry lyrics like “No I won’t smile, but I’ll show you my teeth,” the 24-year-old star made clear that women everywhere are currently living in a political “Nightmare.”
But in a new interview on the Zach Sang Show, Halsey revealed that transforming a powerful message on feminism and discrimination into a pop song is much harder than it looks. “You have one minute and 30 seconds, and then, like, it also has to rhyme and sound good,” she said. “Sometimes, I want to sing ‘two plus two is four,’ and I don’t have enough time to say ‘is four.’ So as long as I can take the message ‘two plus two’ and make people think about the answer, it’s worth putting out there.”
In the hour-long interview, Halsey talked extensively about her single, while also giving fans a look into what’s coming up on her “eclectic” next album. “Think of, like, 10 of the most unexpected things you think I could do. I do all of them,” she said with a chuckle. She also teased that the new project is both based in her reality and still a concept album, saying “It’s much more confessional … it’s a bit more like my poetry.”
The star also teased that the album is still not finished yet, and that she’s not entirely sure when it will actually be out. “I’m growing so much as I’m making it that I kind of don’t want to stop growing,” she said. “I’m gonna keep myself writing until I plateau a little bit.”
When asked about her experience with the BTS Army following her featuring slot on “Boy With Luv,” Halsey said that it’s been “so fun,” adding that she feels the fanbase is often misrepresented as being crazy. “They’re the opposite; they’re like intelligent, they’re funny, they’re tasteful, they’re charitable,” she says. “Can you imagine if everyone’s fans thanked them by organizing charity in their names?”
Check out the full interview with Halsey below, where she talks about her existential crisis while watching Miley Cyrus’ episode of Black Mirror, her songwriting process and much more: