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Concert Review: Halsey at The Ogden

If you’re looking for an upcoming female artist to watch, Halsey is your best bet.Screenshot_2014-10-03-18-56-27
With her soon to be released EP, Room 93, it’s bound to be a hit for anyone who loves eerie pop, indie vibes.

Halsey’s first single Ghost is filled with bass-y instrumentals and voice styles that resemble Ellie Goulding and Chvrches, accompanied by fast lyrics that fit right between rap and spoken word.

Is There Somewhere is the first track of the setlist, completely different from the first rendition I heard years back as she adds more bass and even more sexualizing vocals that are bound to send shivers down your spine. This is a must hear for any female as the lyrics speak about dangerous, uncontrollable love, which compliments the fifth track, Screenshot_2014-10-03-18-59-11Hold Me Down, perfectly. She sings lyrics like, “Your girl’s got red in her cheeks, ‘cause we’re something she can’t see. And I try to refrain, but you’re stuck in my brain” and “Sold my soul to a three piece and he told me I was holy. Got me down on both my knees.”

I was fortunate enough to have seen her on her first ever tour supporting The Kooks. She’s the type of artist that will not only capture you through her sound and lyrics but with every move of her hand as well as her hips.
Sex is a big part of her aesthetic, as Halsey mentioned herself.

Hurricane is the most recent release with empowering energy and lyrics. “I’m a wanderess, I’m a one night stand. Don’t belong to no city, don’t belong to no man,” is the beginning of the chorus, and well, it’s pretty self explanatory. Have a quick listen, I promise you won’t regret it.

Being a fan of hers ever since she was making YouTube covers, I expected her EP to be amazing but what she IMG_1239brought forth was mind blowing and exceeded my expectations completely. I’m not quite sure what you would call her music style. It’s lyrically ingenious, dark, bass-y, alternative, indie but poppy all at the same time. Her hooks are bound to reel you in and her talent and personality will for sure make you stay.

If you like what you hear, which I’m sure you will, you can pre-order her EP on http://www.myplaydirect.com/halsey which officially drops on October 28th.

**Reviewed by GATRS friend Leigh.

About Teri (685 Articles)
You can usually find me traveling, queuing, or at barricade for a band. I am most likely doing all three things in a day. If I'm not at a concert you can also find me digging through crates for that coveted black disc, I'm an avid vinyl lover and I have the receipts to prove it.