“Spacious and sweeping.” – BILLBOARD
Named a Youtube Breakthrough Artist of 2014, Vevo Artist To Watch in 2015, Halsey is already the #15 most followed musician worldwide on Tumblr (ahead of the likes of Kanye West). Building a passionate fanbase through compelling videos and most recently rave-reviewed live performances, Halsey was the Most Tweeted About Artist Of SXSW 2015 and her first US Headline tour sold out within an hour and upcoming US festival appearances include Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. Picked up by tastemaker music programmers in the US, Halsey’s music has been featured in MTV’s ‘Catfish’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Once Upon A Time’ and ‘Ghost’ has already had over 5.5 Million streams on Spotify.
Romance oozes through Room 93 both in aesthetics and in storytelling. The title references a fictional hotel room with the tracks exploring a loose narrative on the human intimacy of these temporary domiciles.
“It’s a private world where you can really be yourself – or choose to be someone else, explains Halsey. “I’ve lived the past year in and out of hotels and have formed human relationships that have thrived and failed in the setting of those rooms. The setting of a hotel is forever permanent, and unchanging. The unsettling nature of this ‘alternate universe’ is what inspired the EP.”
Though passions may run the gamut, there is a common thread that runs throughout her music: The protagonists never stick around to be victimized. The same can be said of the artist; Halsey strikes an uncanny balance of the sincere and subversive to powerful effect.