Halsey defends “11 minutes” from alt radio critics, cites industry sexism
Halsey has taken to Instagram to express her feelings about some alternative radio stations considering her “too pop” to play.
“Weird that some ALT stations are calling 11 Minutes “too pop” when I’m tuning into their stations and hearing full blown EDM records these days,” she begins. “Forget that 11 Minutes has more live guitar and live recorded organic kit than most other alt songs. But it’s cause there’s a girly voice on it right?”
“Guess alt radio met their quote of the 3 to 5 (women) they play monthly in between 10 year old legacy records,” she continues. “Shout out to the other alt stations supporting it. I’m proud as hell of that record and it means a lot to hear my voice back on rock radio.”
She also addressed her genre-bending music in a following story post.
“I’m happy to make all kinds of music. Pop alt electronic etc. this is a world of genre blending,” she said. “But it makes my blood boil for all the other hardworking women in alt music I know and respect. Boys club.”
You can see the screenshots of her story below.
Following the success of Halsey’s chart-topping “Without Me” and YUNGBLUD’s absolutely infectious “Loner,” the duo recruited the blink-182 drummer’s talents for an all-encompassing collab, “11 Minutes.”
“The song tells the story of a perfect tragedy that reflects modern love within our society,” YUNGBLUD explains. “We are so distracted and focused on what’s next, we can fail to see what is actually in front of us. We don’t realize how much we need something until it’s taken away from us.”
If you haven’t already, you can check out the track’s official music video below.In other news, Halsey recently joined Khalid on the Coachella stage for a performance of “Eastside” which you can see below.
Halsey also just dropped her record-breaking collab “Boy With Luv” with BTS. After 24 hours, it was the most-viewed debut in history for YouTube. You can check out the video below.
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