Halsey broke onto the scene with her debut album Badlands in 2015, where she exposed her emotions and struggles with us through her unique sound.
Now, she has released her second LP hopeless fountain kingdom. This album continues Halsey’s talented lyrics and vocals. The album beings with “The Prologue” where she introduces us to her political identity stating:
“I am a child of a money hungry, prideful country/Grass is green and it’s always sunny/Hands so bloody, tastes like honey/I’m finding it hard to leave”.
In this album, it is as if she has grown from the sadness and is expressing her self loving, badass self. This is especially seen in the song “Don’t Play”. Hopeless fountain kingdom features multiple guest vocals. Quavo joins Halsey on “Lie”, a seductive R&B conversation between her and her lover (Quavo). Lauren Jauregui from Fifth Harmony is featured on “Strangers”; a love ballad between two women, a concept Halsey aimed to bring to a scene dominated with heterosexual songs.
Electronic artist Cashmere Cat is featured on the closing track “Hopeless”.
The song “Sorry” honestly brought me to tears. This piano ballad is Halsey apologizing to her “unknown lover”, exploring the concept that she does not feel good enough for them, and that she caused them so much pain.
Overall, the album blew me away. Her transformation from Badlands was phenomenal, allowing hopeless fountain kingdom to feel like more of a sequel as opposed to a new sound. Halsey will be touring arena this fall across North America to perform the album. Tickets are on sale now for the following dates.
September 29 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
October 3 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
October 4 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
October 6 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
October 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
October 9 – Washington, D.C. @ Verizon Center
October 10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
October 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
October 14 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
October 17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
October 19 – Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center
October 21 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
October 22 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
October 25 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
October 26 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
October 27 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
October 29 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
October 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
November 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
November 4 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
November 5 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
November 7 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
November 10 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
November 11 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
November 14 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
November 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
November 18 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
November 19 – Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
November 21 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center