In the new, October issue of DIY (out Friday 2nd October), ‘New Americana’ star Halsey comes to terms with her bonkers success story.
Internet-savvy in a way most record label execs would fall over themselves to understand, Halsey’s online presence is the perfect fit for 2015’s access-everything instinct; she’s the distilled form of what a thousand confused middle-agers would deem a millennial. She admits that her online standing leaves her with “a responsibility” to address certain issues.
“I had a writer tweet me and she said, ‘my editor just walked up to me and said ‘can you give us race content on Halsey?’’ I’ve literally become the living version of a clickbait! There’s a topic of sexuality to be spoken on, a topic of race, a topic of mental illness, and of age and artistry – I’m just a fuckin’ Buzzfeed article! It’s so annoying.”
Read the full interview in the October issue of DIY, out Friday 2nd October. Pre-order a copy below.