‘Colors‘ is from Halsey’s debut album Badlands. An album that hit number 2 on the U.S. charts when it was released back in August. It’s the third single from the album, and will be officially released on February 9th. It’s also a track critics and fans have suggested was written by Halsey about her relationship with The 1975’s frontman Matty Healy.
For me, ‘Colors‘ is also the most addictive song from Badlands (which is a superb album, by the way) as, with the melody and those beautiful lyrics, it’s one of those tracks that worms its way into your mind and is still popping up days later so you’ll remember it’s still there. Badlands itself was just certified gold last month.
And, with this live version of the song, you get Halsey in all her glory. The bold, self-possessed stage presence. The way she is unabashedly sexy without even trying. The voice that is just as perfectly captivating live as it is recorded.
The performance is especially nice as Halsey was sick when she gave this concert, which is why her voice is deeper and a little more throaty than normal. Personally, I like it.