Badlands, was a fine record, but its lack of upbeat bangers meant that it didn’t quite get the attention it deserved commercially when it came out back in 2015. Still, she had her fans and stans and the record went platinum, and when “Closer” came along and became inescapable, all that was left was for her to drop a new album and shoot her shot at taking her place among pop’s biggest names. Isn’t it wild to think that in 2014 she was doing signings at Cactus Music? It’s amazing where the right song at the right moment can take you. With PartyNextDoor and Charli XCX in the opening slots, the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour seems like one not to miss.
Halsey was a talented songwriter and great performer before her appearance on The Chainsmokers’ smash single “Closer” took her career from venues like Revention to arenas across the nation. The New Jersey native’s debut,