Halsey’s new song clementine paints a vulnerable picture of her

Halsey's new song clementine paints a vulnerable picture of her

Vulnerability is a new theme in Halsey’s new songs. 

Based on this song, it is clear that her new album shows a different, softer side to her that will broaden her audience. The soft beat behind her voice adds emotion to the song and turns it into a different genre. It is almost as if the strings in the beat behind her are tugging at her voice and making it sing. 

“I’d like to tell you that my sky’s not blue, it’s violent rain.”

In this first line, it introduces the song as a metaphor for uniqueness; she is setting herself aside from everyone else. When saying that her sky is different from what you might think, it might show that she is far from an ordinary person.”

In this first line, it introduces the song as a metaphor for uniqueness; she is setting herself aside from everyone else. When saying that her sky is different from what you might think, it might show that she is far from an ordinary person. 

“And in my world, the people on the street don’t know my name. In my world, I’m seven feet tall.”

This verse creates a better image of her being detached from the rest of the world because she is saying she is inside of her own world. She is describing to us what her world looks like and how it is different. 

“And the boys always call, and the girls do too.”

She secretly slips this line in as she is singing, telling everyone that she is bi and likes girls just as much as guys. It is also another way to say she is different from an ordinary person, as most people default into thinking a person is straight. 

“Because in my world, I’m constantly, constantly havin’ a breakthrough, or a breakdown, or a blackout.”

She outlines her troubles and everyday outlook on her life when she sings this. She has her own problems as everyone does. She is opening herself up like a book as she uncovers this for us, and it shows how personal she can get with her songs. 

“Cause I don’t need anyone, I don’t need anyone, I just need everyone and then some, I don’t need anyone, I don’t need anyone, I just need everyone and then some.”

This line creates the chorus and repeats itself over and over making us think about it more in-depth. Behind her voice and background music, you can hear another voice. Someone sings faintly but increases in volume every time you hear the chorus. That background person shows up behind her at different times throughout the song. 

The voice can be interpreted as her self conscious or what she really thinks; the voice puts more emotion in her words. It almost sounds like a voice in her head trying to break through to the real world. She wants to break from her everyday chains and that voice is trying to achieve that for her. It is her vulnerability trying to break through and tell everyone the message that Halsey is trying to express. 

That could be the reason why her voice is much quieter in this song than it usually is. She is more fragile in this song and trying to listen to her subconscious that is attempting to get out. She is quieter because she might be in a more fragile time in her life, and she is trying to cry for help by telling people things as she does in this song. 

Her subconscious is trying to get out and give her more strength; that is why her voice is quieter. 

The emotion that flows from the beat and lyrics of Clementine forms a new picture of Halsey and creates a different image of her through song.