The electro-pop artist has been charting unmarked territories with her music. With her latest effort featuring Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross titled “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” the singer has proven her salt to NME.
Halsey is going to be honored with the award at the O2 Brixton Academy in March 2022. While appearing in a featurette piece with NME, they revealed to the outlet that the award comes as a shock to her.
I wasn’t expecting [this], I was very surprised. But it’s really, really awesome – I think you start to get really sad and nervous about how your music connects when you’re not around to bring it to life and to know that it’s still resonating is really, really cool.
The 27-year old singer explained that she always likes to push herself creatively. Her latest record with the industrial rock pioneer Trent Reznor was a step in that very direction. Halsey added:
It was an opportunity to take advantage of the state of the world, the state that I was in and the state of music, and try something that was going to challenge me and try something that, commercially speaking, a lot of people would have perceived as a bit of a risk
Halsey believes that their music has to be in the direction of constant innovation. The risk always comes in with that when experimentation might risk the neglect of commercial success.
The singer-songwriter has not played it safe in her career. While she once tweeted that she would only get ‘worst band/artist’ at the NME Awards, the tables have turned. Halsey has faced a lot of backlash recently as well, as fans accused them of humiliating strippers.
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