My first post here on To The Encore talked about Halsey, a New Jersey native taking the music world by it’s ear and giving it a whole new sound. Ashley (Halsey being an anagram of her given first name as well as a reference to a street in New York City) is my age, 20, and her newest single New Americana plays on that youth and the different view its given those in our generation on things like race, class, gender and sexuality. If you think it’s a song about partying you’ve forgotten how to read between the lines.
In the video linked below Halsey teamed up with VEVO and McDonalds to bring this rendition of her song to the world. And it’s pretty dang good. Here is your song of the week: New Americana.