Halsey dropped by Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show in New York on Thursday (May 23), where she chatted with Duran and company about her ever-changing style, cooking for friends and, of course, her new single "Nightmare."
On what the song means to her, the pop songstress recalled the inspiration while writing the angry, girl power tune.
"I was thinking about the way my experiences relate to my fans," she explained. One of the things that a lot of myself, and a lot of my young female fans of mine have, is the experience of when someone is telling you to smile. At some point, some man will look at you say, 'Ay, why don’t you smile? You’re so frigid. She would be so much nicer if she smiled. What a pretty face, you should just smile.' And you’re like, 'I don’t want to!'"