Despite her pop star status, Halsey’s third cd Manic is filled with stunning eclectic songs. She purrs, belts, simmers with a natural authenticity that many of her competitors wish for. With fresh arrangements on each track we remain entranced by the surprises she showers on her listeners. And the previously released hits dramatically showcase her artistry. Starting with Graveyard, Without Me, Finally/Beautiful Stranger .She periodically breaks up the tracks with interludes that have a powerful dynamic within a short space of time. Alanis Morissette makes a surprise appearance. In 3 A.M. she squeezes a multitude of lyrics rapidly firing off her emotions.
We are in the golden age of pop and woman rule.