Halsey really was born at 9:29 a.m. on "9/29," according to the track from her third album Manic. And she celebrates her 26th birthday (Sept. 29) with the song's official music video, which takes a trip down memory lane and blows out the candles every 9/29 along the way.
The touching featurette travels back in time from the comfort of a childhood bedroom, where the walls transform into screens that project Halsey's home videos, which also play from vintage TV sets. The singer-songwriter trades a cheap apartment and the Eastside, which she also references in a collaboration with Benny Blanco and Khalid of the same name, for bigger venues, as fans vicariously live through the different stages of her life. And the lights from her sold-out shows illuminate just like the candles that once topped many birthday cakes.
"Honoring the tradition of presents for you on my birthday. here’s a special music video for '929' you guys have made me who I am today," the pop star wrote on social media.