QUICKSPINS: Halsey – Manic

The return of Halsey

We have all heard of Halsey, but her new album Manic unveils her true self as Ashley Frangipane. It has been over two years since the artist released an album, but with an outcome like Manic, it was well worth the wait.

Manic features other artists like Dominic Fike, Alanis Morissette, SUGA and BTS. Also, despite being an alternative album, it has a nice mix of soft rock, indie pop, and pop.

The lyrics for the song “Graveyard” speak of “when we get to know a lover, and conveys the feeling of vulnerability and darkness.”

“Dominic’s Interlude,” featuring Dominic Fike, is an indie-pop song that has an edgy style with lyrics that speak powerful messages, while the catchy pop song “Still Learning” shows how Halsey decided to put herself first, accept her mistakes, and love herself.

The album takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. After Halsey deals with bipolar disorder, past toxic relationships, and other personal struggles, she bares her soul on Manic. The album is relatable, and may even be too intense for some people to listen to. Overall, Manic is an empowering album that could inspire anyone who listens to it.

Rating: 9/10

Trial Track: “Still Learning”

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