“Hold Me Down” is the first taste of Halsey’s debut album Badlands.
The 20 year old singer/songwriter got her start by posting covers on YouTube under her birth name, Ashely Frangipane. After posting her song “Ghost” on SoundCloud she gained the attention of Astralwerks Records and she was signed in 2014.
Halsey’s reputation has been quickly growing, she was the most talked about person online during South by Southwest in 2015. Halsey toured with The Kooks in 2014 and is currently opening for Imagine Dragons on the North American leg of their Smoke+Mirrors Tour.
“Hold Me Down” was released in early June to the shock and delight of Halsey’s fans. The song has a Lana Del Ray feel with an energetic vibe and while it doesn’t sound like the typical summer song. it will quickly get stuck in your head.
However, the world will have to wait until August 28th to hear more of Halsey’s intoxicating sound. In the meantime, listen to my Top 5 covers of “Hold Me Down” by Halsey and vote for your favorite below!
Artist: Taylor Acorn @tayycorn
Artist: Ashley Hutchinson @ashleyanne987
Artist: Tori Morgan @ToriMorganMusic
Artist: Taylor Nicole @TaylorMusic5
Artist: Addie Roach @AddieRoachh
Voting ends Friday, July 31st at 10/9c pm.