26 MAY 2017 (Toronto, ON) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum alternative pop artist Halsey releases her new track, “Strangers (feat. Lauren Jauregui),” today – listen HERE. A love song about a past relationship, “Strangers” follows the singer’s previous releases “Now Or Never” and “Eyes Closed” as the third unveiling of her highly anticipated upcoming album, hopeless fountain kingdom which is slated for release on June 2 through Astralwerks /Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The album is now available to pre-order at all digital retailers.
In speaking about the track, Halsey explains, “I just love that Lauren (Jauregui) and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBT community. ‘Strangers’ is just a love song that happens to use same-sex pronouns.”
Continuing to build momentum for her new album in the weeks leading up to June 2, Halsey performed “Now Or Never” at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV last Sunday. Additionally, she recently announced her 2017 North American headlining tour to support her second album, which includes five Canadian dates. For a full list of tour details, fans can visit the website. For every pair of online tickets purchased, fans will have access to redeem one physical copy of the new album hopeless fountain kingdom.
hopeless fountain kingdom, which Halsey executive produced alongside Benny Blanco, Greg Kurstin, Lido and Ricky Reed, honestly exorcises moments of sorrow, pain, joy, and love through a whirlwind of poetic lyricism, cinematic production, and searing hooks. The album features guests such as Quavo, Lauren Jauregui (Fifth Harmony), and Cashmere Cat. See below for full tracklisting.
Halsey first stormed the pop culture kingdom in 2015 and took her spot on the throne as her full-length debut BADLANDS crash-landed at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned a gold certification in Canada. She sold out arenas everywhere and garnered a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination in the category of “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” for “Closer”, her seven times platinum megahit with The Chainsmokers. Her reign continues with hopeless fountain kingdom.
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