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Badlands

Author: Halsey
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Astralwerks, [2015] ℗2015
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : English : [Explicit version]View all editions and formats
Summary:
The "Most Tweeted Artist" at SXSW 2015 is currently supporting Imagine Dragons on their Smoke + Mirrors arena tour. The first single off her debut is Hold Me Down.
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Alternative rock music
Rock music
Popular music
Synthpop (Music)
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
Music Type: Popular music; Rock music
All Authors / Contributors: Halsey
OCLC Number: 914230176
Notes: Title from disc label.
All songs written or cowritten by Ashley Nicolette Frangipane.
Full credits on container insert.
Performer(s): Performed by Halsey (Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) ; with accompanying musicians.
Target Audience: Parental advisory.
Description: 1 audio disc (40 min., 03 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Castle --
Hold me down --
New Americana --
Drive --
Roman holiday --
Colors --
Coming down --
Haunting --
Control --
Young God --
Ghost.
Medium of Performance: female voice
Responsibility: Halsey.

Abstract:

The "Most Tweeted Artist" at SXSW 2015 is currently supporting Imagine Dragons on their Smoke + Mirrors arena tour. The first single off her debut is Hold Me Down.

An internet phenomenon, New Jersey's Ashley Frangipane, aka Halsey, parlayed her over 16,000 YouTube subscribers into a record deal with Astralwerks at age 18, a deal based primarily around her moody, synth-heavy single "Ghost." Two years later, Badlands finds the 20-year-old budding pop sensation delivering a set of songs that sound a lot like that fateful first single. Which isn't a bad thing. The sound that defined her D.I.Y. music is still apparent, though she did collaborate here with a handful of like-minded producers including Lido, the Futuristics, and Son Lux, who helped flesh out her highly personal songs into even more dramatic, sonically dense recordings. On the surface, Badlands is all chilly atmosphere, thanks to a bevy of thick bass tones, pulsing synthesizers, and rattlesnake percussion loops ... Interestingly, while her noir-ish, older-than-her-years image has drawn comparisons to contemporaries like Lana Del Rey and Lorde (and yes, there are similarities), musically, she has more in common with male-fronted acts like New York's X Ambassadors, merging dark, electronic indie with the rhythmic bump and lyrical flow of R & B. -- [CD Universe].

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The music recalls Lorde or Rihanna heard from across a suburban football field ..."

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