On Friday (Oct. 12), Halsey debuted a vertical video for her heartbreak anthem “Without Me” on Spotify. In the video, Halsey, clad in jeans and a tank top, delivers her emotional performance seated on a stool as water pours down on her from above.
She sings of a relationship she gave “about a hundred tries” just to be taken advantage of by the time it ended.
As the water soaks her through, Halsey exposes a certain vulnerability, and by the song’s end, maybe even a feeling of liberation from her ex.
It’s the video’s simplicity that underscores the emotional punch of “Without Me,” a song written about her time broken up with boyfriend G-Eazy in July. When Halsey shared “Without Me” on Twitter, her first solo release in over a year, she highlighted how personal the song is to her, captioning the tweet, “Here are my insides. Handle them with care.“
Spotify users can watch the full “Without Me” vertical video here. For those who do not use the streaming service, an official music video will be released at a yet-to-be-announced date.
Check out Halsey’s tweet below.
— h (@halsey) October 12, 2018