Halsey

"Hold Me Down"

Astralwerks

New York-based singer Halsey teases her debut with "Hold Me Down," a haunted plea for ­freedom that floats over a ­hornet's nest of synths. The sometimes heavy-handed religious imagery gets by thanks to Halsey's intense vocal takes: When she sings about devils eating away at her, she packs each line with enough fire to make you believe it.

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