Halsey embraces new era with first “NIGHTMARE” teaser photo
Is it Friday yet?May 13, 2019
Halsey is teasing fans even more about her upcoming single “NIGHTMARE” on her social media.
She previously sent us into a frenzy when she announced the single at her two intimate era shows.
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.”
The real shocker was at the show when a banner fell that said “Halsey ‘NIGHTMARE’ May 17th.” It basically confirmed all the theories behind her teasing, so we could breathe a sigh of relief. The performer posted a video of the banner on Twitter confirming that it was a single being released.
new single. NIGHTMARE. may 17th pic.twitter.com/RT7fGXvb5i
— h (@halsey) May 10, 2019
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.”
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“2 intimate homecoming shows” means a lot of things. 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. 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. ?: @donslens
Then, as if we were already losing our minds, she launched a “NIGHTMARE” lyric scavenger hunt across U.S. cities.
She told fans on Twitter she’s hidden lyrics around Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Bay Area and New York City.
Los Angeles – Dallas – Chicago – Bay Area – New York City.
I hid lyrics to NIGHTMARE in your cities. Let me know when you find them….
— h (@halsey) May 11, 2019
Now, she’s posted about the new song again on Instagram with what appears to be the single’s album artwork and some lyrics.
The caption reads, “‘c’mon little lady, give us a smile?’” and the photo shows the singer sticking out her tongue in an image that almost looks distorted.
You can see the new post below.
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One fan says the lyrics were found in Chicago, with the photo of Halsey sticking her tongue on with it.
— kelsey ? (@keIseazy) May 12, 2019
Even if it isn’t the artwork, the more Halsey teases us about the new song, the more eager we get to finally hear it.
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