12-inch vinyl EP On Blue Vinyl!
"Gritty and raw." — Vice
Room 93 is the debut EP from Halsey, released in 2014 by Astralwerks. In a 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Halsey said of the EP: "Room 93, (is) this small collection of songs about a hotel room, and being isolated. For me, writing about hotels is like writing about being in a parallel universe. The sense of voyeurism, and the sense of removedness, and there are all these people silently about you and next to you. It's so bizarre. Room 93 is about having relationships with people that would otherwise not exist out of hotel rooms.
"Relationships are tested by environmental factors and how you handle an emergency, being insulted, being lost and being disappointed. In a hotel room, it's a sterile environment. There's nothing really to challenge you, so you can be whoever you want or whatever you want... Room 93 straddled the line between 'She could have done something weird or could have made a perfect pop record,' and I went way f**king left with it and still managed to maintain a pop sensibility."
Says AllMusic: "Having already drawn well-deserved comparisons to such contemporary artists as Lana Del Rey and Lorde, with Room 93 Halsey reveals the sound that helped land her a record deal with Astralwerks... the album closer, 'Trouble,' is a stripped-down piano-and-vocal showcase for Halsey that displays all of her yearning, sultry talents."
|1. Is There Somewhere|
|1. Empty Gold|
|2. Trouble (Stripped)|