|Coming January 17, 2020|
"Graveyard" is pop singer-songwriter Halsey's latest single from her upcoming album Manic. In the song, she acknowledges her mistakes and holds herself accountable because "it's very human," Halsey says.
With Manic, Halsey proclaims she set out to make "Angry, dark music." She says "Nightmare," for instance, is a record deemed enlightening for its national timeliness but proven maddening vis-à-vis the singer-songwriter's emotions.
"I sat there to make this album and I was like, ‘Yeah, I'm going to make an angry album,'" she tells Apple Music's Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. "And I wasn't mad. It's exciting. ... I'm closing a chapter in this record that I feel very much like I needed to put the final word on, put the nail in the coffin, if you will. Graveyard, marry it."
"Graveyard" is an acknowledgement of how Halsey feels about love, from the "blind declaration" sung in her No. 1 hit "Without Me" to telling her fans she's taking responsibility for the "not necessarily safe" positions she's been in.
She told Lowe, "In some ways it's a metaphor. It's about like loving someone to death, kind of. And then in other ways it's actually pretty literal. There's a lot of moments in the song that are pretty literal, which was kind of scary to write about. But you know me, I find the scary thing and I do it."