Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#obsessed: Castle – Halsey

My friend Asteria is absolutely obsessed with Halsey, so I thought I'd give her an album a try, and now I am obsessed too (though still not as much as her). My favorite song is the first song on the album, "Castle." It is very /aesthetic/ in its lyrics, and very similar to Lorde, for example:
"Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise
Tired of all these cameras flashing, sick of being poised"
For some reason I always gravitate towards lyrics about "too much noise." I suppose as an introvert, it's always too noisy. There's also the imagery of "being queen," like with "Royals":
"I'm headed straight for the castle
They wanna make me their queen"
Myth and royalty are my favorite historical lore, so this song makes me me giddy with the aural imagery of dark, powerful queens. Many of Halsey's songs have a similar vibe, but the lyrics in this one are what captivate me, and I have definitely listened to it many times on repeat. ◊

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