- Halsey released her brand-new single, “You Should Be Sad,” along with a music video.
- She was inspired by Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, and Christina Aguilera for the video’s creative direction.
We’re only 10 days into the first January of the decade, but wow, it really is looking like a damn good month for music. Justin Bieber, who I was beginning to think was on a forever hiatus, finally released a
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But that’s not all—the video is raw and raunchy and references a bunch of the empowering female pop icons we know and love. We see Halsey giving us a dash of Shania Twain, a lil sprinkle of Lady Gaga, just a pinch of Christina Aguilera, and, of course, Carrie! And it’s pretty spot on.
Check out the vid for yourself below, but please do so at your own risk since the whole “riding naked on a horse while singing” thing is a *little* NSFW:
Halsey channeling these pop icons was not a mere coincidence—she said she drew inspiration from these iconic women for the video concept. “Xtina, Gaga, Carrie, and of course Shania, this was one loaded with nods to badass idols of mine,” she wrote on Twitter. “Had the vision to do a ‘before he cheats’ but instead about after he does haha.”
That being said, I look forward to hearing Country Halsey cover “Before He Cheats” when I see her live in concert!