Halsey just finished performed two intimate era shows where she performed her albums Badlands and hopeless fountain kingdom in full, one each night.

After the first show, she told fans that new music was coming “sooner than you think.” Now, we finally know when that is.

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To backtrack, Halsey has been teasing us big time. She purged her social media after the Billboard Music Awards, which led us all to freak out.

Then, she announced the intimate shows at Webster Hall, where she put tickets on sale at 5:17 p.m. The specific time sent fans into a frenzy, believing the singer would be dropping something big on May 17th.

After that, she posted a link in her social media bios that directs fans to a site where they can sign up for email alerts and proceed to share what their worst nightmare ever was.

Then, as fans choose from a series of options such as “falling,” “demons/ghosts,” “natural disaster” or “loved one dying,” the site tells them an interpretation of their worst nightmare.

Then, the intimate shows happened. On the first night when she performed Badlands, she revealed to fans outside the venue  what we’ve all been dying to hear.

“There’s new music coming sooner than you think.”

Fans immediately began asking if it was May 17 following the ticket sale time. Halsey simply replied, “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

Then, the hopeless fountain kingdom show happened the day after. To start, you can see some clips from her performance below.


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Halsey later went on Instagram to talk about the importance of the shows and discuss her single more.

“‘2 intimate homecoming shows’ means a lot of things,” she wrote, “Webster Hall is where I played my first headline show in New York. It’s where I grew up attending concerts.”

“Badlands is where I found myself; and HFK is where I found myself again,” she continued. “When I stray too far from home, I return to you every single time. NIGHTMARE is coming May 17th and I’ve waited so long to see you. sweet dreams.”

Needless to say, fans can’t wait to hear the new song. Many believe it signals a darker-era for the artist, but we'll have to wait and see. Check out what they had to say about it below. 


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