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Over the weekend, Halsey took a brief break from posting about the ongoing Black Lives Matter and George Floyd protests to leak some unreleased music in celebration of Pride Month.

Halsey took to Twitter on June 14 to share the original version of her Manic bonus track “Wipe Your Tears.”

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It’s been nearly six months since Halsey released her latest album Manic. Along with the 16 tracks that appear on the record, the singer also released a number of bonus tracks that appear on various international album releases. On the Japanese edition of Manic, fans got the exclusive bonus track “Wipe Your Tears.”

Now, Halsey has leaked the original recording of “Wipe Your Tears” without her record label’s permission. She took to Twitter this past week to share the song with fans in celebration of Pride Month.

“Prolly gon get in trouble for this but, happy pride,” she tweets. “Here’s the full OG version of ‘Wipe Your Tears.’ My favorite wlw song of mine that ended up on a special release of Manic. If it gets taken down it ain’t my fault.”

Halsey also revealed that there are actually three different recordings of “Wipe Your Tears” and she could eventually release the third version in the future.

“There’s actually three versions of this song in existence,” she tweets. “You guys have two of them now.”

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The third recording that has yet to be shared also includes a feature. Although Halsey has not said which artist is featured on the track, she says that she could get in trouble for releasing it.

“OMG pls, I just leaked the 2nd lemme breathe,” she says. “Y’all ravenous. I can’t, I’ll get in too much trouble cause it has a feature.”

Manic has a number of features on it including songs with Dominic Fike, Alanis Morissette and SUGA from BTS. Halsey also recorded a song with Bring Me The Horizon that did not end up on Manic. However, the song was released as part of the Birds Of Prey soundtrack and is called “Experiment On Me.” Halsey is also featured on a track found on Bring Me The Horizon’s latest Music To Listen To EP.

As for the inspiration of “Wipe Your Tears,” Halsey has let all of her fans know that they don’t know everything that goes on in her dating life. As well, she mentions the media attention she has gotten in the past over her previous relationships.

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“I date lots of men and women that you guys don’t know about because they aren’t rappers or actors,” she says. “I love people and I love dating. Which is apparently a crime.”

The “Wipe Your Tears” version that appears on the Japanese Manic release and the newly leaked original version are available to stream below.

Manic follows up Halsey’s previously released full-length albums Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and Badlands.

Which “Wipe Your Tears” version do you like more? Let us know in the comments below!

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