Four hours ago, Halsey dropped the music video for her new single, “Nightmare.” With just under a million views already, it’s all people seem to be talking about.
According to Rolling Stone, the video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. The concept of the video was made up by Halsey and only features women throughout. Some, who you may recognize.
When talking about what the song is about, she also told her Twitter following who she made it for.
“Imagine getting onstage every night and seeing young women sweating mascara tears, lightning in their eyes, throwing elbows and raising fists, screaming till the veins in their necks raise under warm skin, and not being inspired by it. This song is about you, for you,” the “Bad At Love” singer shared with her 10.9 million followers.
In the video, Halsey portrays different sides of her personality by owning a number of versatile looks. She is seen in braids, a red wig, having her hair long and dark, while also showing it off short. In some scenes, she and her all-female cast appear to show more skin by wearing crop tops, leotards, and latex that shows off their body and cleavage, while in others they are more covered up in suits and vest tops. Rolling Stone states that the song reflects on how women feel they should dress or act in today’s day and age, which is why the “Now or Never” star is so many different personas in the clips. The video is to empower females to feel like they can be anyone they want and not be told how to use their body.
“No, I won’t smile, but I’ll show you my teeth,” the bossed up songstress sings in the song, repping for the females who won’t be controlled any longer.
“I’m tired and angry, but somebody should be”
Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse, and Debbie Harry make an appearance in the video and fans reacted via social media.
— Ani Quinn (@quinnessential) May 17, 2019
HALSEY AND DEBBIE HARRY IN THE SAME SPACE IS WHAT I DIDNT KNOW I NEEDED
— Phil misses h (@h0llowmind) May 17, 2019
CARA DELEVIGNE & HALSEY
THE POWER pic.twitter.com/TNVYYuBL2L
— ???????????????????? (????????????????) (@kickitpjm) May 17, 2019
— a nightmare ⛓ (@homehosh) May 17, 2019
Recently, The Inquisitr reported Halsey talking about the Alabama abortion ban where she shared her thoughts on the matter as well as her own struggle with reproductive health and pregnancy.
That same day, she also shared a video of her dancing to Lil Nas X’s chart-topping single “Old Town Road” while wearing a cowgirl hat and black leather chaps, per The Inquisitr. The video consists of her showing off her twerking skills, which her fans reacted to with a lot of praise.
She is currently dating British musician Yungblud, who she collaborated with earlier this year on “11 Minutes,” which also features Travis Barker.
On Instagram, Halsey has over 13.4 million followers.