On Thursday (May 16), Halsey responded on Twitter to a fan who wanted an “angry anthem,” assuring, “well boy do I have a song for you.” The pop star’s latest single, “Nightmare,” which dropped at midnight on Friday, is exactly the angsty, badass theme the youth has been waiting for.
Halsey unveiled the cover art to the tune just a few days prior, featuring the songstress pulling her face into a “smile” with her hands and sticking her tongue out. “c’mon little lady, give us a smile?” she captioned the post, slamming gender roles that pressure girls into being delicate and pretty.
“I’ve tasted blood and it is sweet,” she sings over the daunting melody.
The single follows her first Hot 100 chart topper, “Without Me.”
Listen to “Nightmare” below.