I’ve been slightly obsessed with Halsey’s album Badlands – it’s an infusion of electronica, alternative, and pop – and I managed to scrape the last ticket to her Badlands Tour. I’m speaking literally, not figuratively. I got the last ticket. TicketMaster had a diagram and there was one seat left and I took it. Out of sheer excitement, I’ve been listening to Badlands on repeat, preparing for the show. During my listening quest, I stumbled across this acoustic version of “New Americana.”
I’m almost certain this person stripped her vocals out of the album version and just layered them over the piano, but I still thought it was amazing, particularly the first verse. With just the piano, the song is so fragile and beautiful.
This now makes me wonder how she’ll perform the song in concert….so freakin’ excited!