Halsey has dropped a new single, “You Should Be Sad,” along with an accompanying music video directed by Colin Tilley.
In the clip, the singer heads to an underground country western nightclub, where a lot of beautiful people are line-dancing. The musician, wearing only a bikini and a cowboy hat, joins in as she sings the emotionally wrought pop song. The video references several other female artists, from Lady Gaga to Shania Twain to Christina Aguilera.
“The most petty and heartbreaking songs all come from country,” Halsey shared on Twitter. “I wrote ‘YSBS’ on my living room floor on my guitar. Lots of time in Nashville, too.” She added, “Every song has its own identity! I’ve always said ‘the album changes its mind as often as I do.'”
“You Should Be Sad” is the latest release from Halsey’s upcoming album Manic, set for release January 17th via Capitol Records. She has shared numerous tracks from the album so far, including “Suga’s Interlude,” featuring SUGA from BTS, “Finally // Beautiful Stranger,” “Graveyard,” “Without Me” and “Clementine.”
Halsey will appear on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest on January 25th alongside host Adam Driver. The North American leg of her Manic World Tour will kick off June 2nd in Seattle, Washington, White River Amphitheatre. The trek includes stops at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. CHVRCHES, Omar Apollo, blackbear and PVRIS will support select dates of the tour.