It was announced in December  and officially revealed on September 12, The album's concept is that it's an album made "by Ashley for Halsey" thus the album is also referred to as A Halsey first announced that she began working on the follow-up album to Badlands and Hopeless Fountain Kingdom in December However, she had also stated that the single would not be attached to any album. In March , Halsey announced that her third studio album would be released in and that she wanted it to be "perfect". During a question-and-answer session on August 7, , she stated that the album is "less dystopian fantasy world" and that it reflects her current worldview. She revealed the album title on her social media on September 12, , along with an official link to a website with the album title. While doing a make-up tutorial for her Manic eye look Halsey talked about the concept of the cover art:.
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. After two and a half years of keeping fans waiting, Halsey real name: Ashley Frangipane has dropped her third and latest studio album, Manic. The highly-anticipated record was released Jan. She also enlisted a handful of producers to help display the previously unheard, more vulnerable side of herself. From her inner demons to her haunting past, or her lifelong aspirations to her moments of bliss, Halsey, for the first time in her career, is holding nothing back. Clocking in at nearly 48 minutes, Manic teaches us a lot about the self-proclaimed anti-popstar. Here are 9 things we picked up on after listening. Manic comes across as more true to herself as a person and not just an artist, because she puts no boundaries on her subject matter; her emotions are completely unfiltered.
But some of its most compelling moments are overpowered by the tedium of modern pop. After decades of pop-culture hegemony, the gendered tropes around break-ups have finally been supplanted. Instead of tubs of ice cream and days spent wallowing on a couch, modern heartbreak is mitigated by the promise of a social media glow-up and encouraged by a culture obsessed with both wellness and politicizing the personal. A breakup is not the failure of a relationship, this contemporary approach preaches, but an opportunity for growth, no matter how uncomfortable. Either way, pain can be a messy, divinely timed intervention from the universe. Manic , the third album by Halsey , is an unlikely, but effective, manifestation of this new convention. I can imagine many listeners finding comfort across its 16 songs, and similarly bridging angst and self-discovery to navigate personal crises of their own. Their presence here is felt a little too acutely. It is a low point for someone who is at times a clever songwriter. What does it mean to be a woman in pain in a country that dismisses you?
Manic is the third studio album by American singer Halsey. It was released on January 17, through Capitol Records. The album was commercially successful, debuting at number two on the Billboard , becoming her third top-two album on the chart and her biggest album debut to date, selling , total units in its first week of released and currently holds 2,, sales worldwide. Following its release it was certified Platinum by RIAA , becoming the first album released in to achieve this. Halsey described the album as changing its mind as much as she does. On October 4, , Halsey released the song " Without Me ", which was the first solo material since her second studio album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom