Halsey Does Not Hold Back in Solo Version “Die 4 Me”

Halsey returns with their version of Die 4 Me, complete with their point of view. The song was originally released on Post Malone’s album Hollywood’s Bleeding as its seventh track, featuring both Future and Halsey who sing their perspectives and experiences on the song’s subject of romantic relationships and how they could go wrong and become untrustful.

Fans were more than thrilled when the artist announced the release on Twitter, sharing long-awaited anticipation and excitement. Halsey’s version of Die 4 Me was actually in development while recording their album Manic, released in 2020. It remained as a demo but eventually found its way onto Post Malone’s album; they thank both him and Louis Bell and Future.

For anyone who has been through a split with an adulterating spouse or sh*tty relationship. [This song] is a good reminder to people that you are note alone and shit gets better. Halsey f*ckin’ snapped.

– Post Malone

Griffin DiStefano

The chorus of Halsey’s version remains the same: lyrics about taking bullets and dying for the other but eventually ending in a situation of unfaithfulness and distrust. In the other parts of the song, however, the lyrics become more personal, touching on Halsey’s side of the “story”. There is a sense of rage that is both raw and fierce.

The artist has never been the type to hold back, taking jabs at the infidelity and abuse she endured during her previous relationship with G-Eazy, who is referenced in this track; Without Me is another that came to be one of the singer’s biggest hits. Halsey has also openly talked about mental health or sexuality, which are often inextricable to relationships. Not only do bipolar disorder and bisexuality make up a big part of their identity, but it is the acknowledgment and acceptance of both that allow them to respond fully to the past, present and aftermath of a relationship.

Grew into a savage, you can hear it in this verse, honey

Turns out it shows ’cause they turn out at shows

I sold forty million copies of our break-up note

Brought some strangers in our bed so now you lost your right to privacy

– Halsey

It is then no surprise as to why many people are calling the release of the single a “power move”, relentlessly referencing former relationships and speaking up for themselves. In June, Halsey is set to appear at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and has a pair of special shows with a live ensemble in her home state New Jersey later in the month. In the meantime, find your favorite tunes on Spotify and get familiar with their discography.

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