Halsey on Losing Herself to Find Herself Again. 2017 One of Halsey's key artistic traits is the candor that drives both her music and her relationship with her audience. Whether the subject is politics or romance, the singer behind "Ghost," "Colors" and "New Americana" always cuts to the chase, unearthing emotions that are often brushed aside by others. Her new 'hopeless fountain kingdom' album was written and recorded in the wake of a breakup, the "misadventure" of star-crossed lovers as she reveals in album's "Prologue." Halsey recently performed the songs for the first time ever at our Vevo Presents show in LA, and in our exclusive interview she sat down with Kim Taylor Bennett to elaborate on their origins, plot twists, and meanings. Along the way she explained how Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet' helped her shape the narrative, how she crafted the traits of her lovers Luna and Solace, and how she had to come to grips with herself when her ex was no longer in the daily picture. Big questions and intriguing options sprouted immediately, and she tells Bennett all about them. "When I'm making a record, I want my fans to know the characters and know the story," she says. "It's kind of liberating, being so honest. Because it keeps me being honest with myself." Halsey on Vevo - https://www.vevo.com/artist/halsey http://facebook.com/vevo http://twitter.com/vevo http://instagram.com/vevo http://vevo.tumblr.com order album on iTunes: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkitunes listen to Halsey on Apple Music: http://www.iamhalsey.com/insidemyheadapple listen to Halsey on Spotify: http://www.iamhalsey.com/insidemyhead order deluxe box set, limited edition vinyl & more in the official store: http://www.iamhalsey.com/store save hopeless fountain kingdom on Spotify: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkpresave order deluxe edition CD on Target.com: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfktarget order Urban Outfitters exclusive red-splattered clear vinyl: http://www.iamhalsey.com/hfkuovinyl Follow Halsey http://iamhalsey.com http://twitter.com/halsey https://www.facebook.com/HalseyMusic http://instagram.com/iamhalsey Spotify: http://www.iamhalsey.com/spotify Mailing list: http://www.iamhalsey.com/mailinglist http://vevo.ly/PX5es5