Halsey might not have scored a Grammy, but she’s definitely been creating a lot of ripples in the music scene! Not only did she recently release her third studio album, ‘Manic’, but she also performed on SNL as a musical guest for the third time! Oh and she’s also featured on the ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack, so honestly, there’s a lot of reasons to celebrate!
Halsey kicked off the new season of SNL with a performance of “You Should Be Sad” and “Finally // Beautiful Stranger.” She also appeared in a hilarious sketch titled “Slow,” which also featured the host of the night, Adam Driver.
For “You Should Be Sad,” the singer donned a leather bodysuit and cowboy hat while riding a mechanical bull. And maintaining your vocals while doing that cannot be easy and yet she seemed to pull it off effortlessly.
And for her next track, “Finally // Beautiful Stranger” she slowed things down a notch. It was just her in front of the mic, acoustic guitar in hand while she delivered this soulful ballad.
Halsey said on Twitter that she was inspired to dip into the country music genre for her latest album because “the most petty and heartbreaking songs all come from country.” And it’s clear that the singer isn’t worried about experimenting with new genres as she added yet another feather to her cap, by trying her hand at metal. Yup, you read that right, she came out with a song titled ‘Experiment On Me’ featuring Bring Me The Horizon, for the ‘Birds of Prey’ soundtrack. Perhaps the most exciting part of this song is that you get to hear her attempt a screamo.
Now, finally speaking about her Grammy snub, Halsey said, “I try not to really get my hopes up about stuff like that, mostly because I’m not really thinking about that stuff that much.”
She’s made peace with the fact that the Academy possibly decided that it wasn’t her year, but she hasn’t lost hope, in fact, she believes that she might just take home a Grammy for a project she least expects to win. “I’ve learned to expect the unexpected,” she added.
With a North American tour also coming up, she’s got quite a busy year ahead!