Ghost Modern: Halsey announces debut LP ‘Badlands’, hits road with Imagine Dragons and Metric


As a rather excitable online music publication, we have a tendency to over state things. It happens. So here’s an understatement: 2015 has been the breakout year of Halsey.

The 20-year-old New Jersey native, born, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, blew up the interwebs at SXSW by becoming the most tweeted-about artist at the Austin music fest, and just last month made heads spin here in town with a rousing performance at Boston Calling.

Following her acclaimed Room 93 EP and on the verge of hitting the road for a summer arena tour with Imagine Dragons and Metric — it comes to Boston’s TD Garden on July 1 — Halsey today announced her full-length debut album, Badlands. It drops August 28 via Astralwerks, and you can peep the details, artwork, and track listing below.

The digital pre-order is live now. Pre-ordering the 11-track standard edition unlocks two instant grat downloads—the single “Ghost” and never-before-heard “Hold Me Down”—while pre-ordering the 16-track deluxe edition also includes an instant download of “Hurricane.” Her official D2C store features a limited-edition deluxe box set featuring with original artwork by Halsey, the full 16 track deluxe album in a special package, unreleased demo songs on custom 7” vinyl, a map of BADLANDS, a custom lithograph from Halsey, button pack, sticker decals, and more. All pre-orders include a pre-sale code for her fall headlining tour as well. BADLANDS is an artfully constructed concept album, musically tracing a journey through a dystopia that may be how the future looks if you were living in the past.


Halsey Badlands standard tracklisting
Hold Me Down
New Americana
Roman holiday
Coming Down
Young God

Halsey Badlands deluxe tracklisting
Hold Me Down
New Americana
Roman Holiday
Colors pt. II
Strange Love
Coming Down
Young God
I Walk The Line

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