Halsey is a kaleidoscope of colors, a constantly evolving artist who continues to push the boundaries on pop music. In her recent collaboration with Magnum Ice Cream she did a short live performance for her fans with a special set list. Songs that highlighted love and loss and being true to yourself. All themes that have been prevalent in her work over the years. She has always been unapologetically herself, and her recent project Manic she dove deep into who she was not as Halsey, but as Ashley.
The set list featured a fair amount of her more recent tracks and a few older ones: Bad at Love, Graveyard, Without Me, Be Kind (her collaboration with Marshmello), and Alanis’ Interlude among others. She was accompanied by her guitarist Arianna, with a pink backdrop that made it feel like a pink fantasyland with Halsey’s vibrant pink hair. It felt honest, and intimate as she connected with the audience through the screen. Every performance of Halsey’s feels like you’re getting a slight peek into her world, and this one is no exception.
The Greeting Committee just released a special hometown performance of “Gold Star,” on their YouTube channel. It was filmed during their sold out performance in January at The Uptown Theatre. An intimate moment during their set, surrounded by fans to close out a special night. The close up view makes you feel connected throughout the performance as if you are right there with them. The band has this to say:
“Since we can’t be on the road and bring you our music in person, we wanted to give you a glimpse of a very special show we played earlier this year. Back in January, we played a sold-out show in our hometown of Kansas City. There we captured a special moment during our song “Gold Star” to close out an already wonderful night. We’re bummed we can’t be in front of everyone right now, but in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this!”
K-POP has taken the world by storm and for good reason, and running at the head of the pack are artists like Blackpink, BTS, and EXO. There are so many KPOP groups competing for the spotlight, here are a few recent singles you may have missed out on from some unforgettable groups.
BTS is the biggest group in KPOP and won’t be handing over their crown anytime soon. Yesterday they dropped the comeback trailer for their latest album Map of the Soul: 7 ‘Interlude Shadow.’ The comeback trailer stars Suga, dealing with the pressures of fame. The innocence of wanting everything and then the harsh reality of when you have finally become famous. Striking visuals of him performing in front of a crowd of fans flashing with their phones in the air, in the video he is constantly surrounded by people trying to get closer to him, while he is battling the persona of Suga with who he really is Yoongi. The pressures of the fame they have accumulated, how he wanted to be a star but now that he is so high he doesn’t want to fall. Map of the Soul: 7 will be out February 21st, and until then we’ll be playing this trailer on repeat. Let us know your thoughts on the video.