"I am so hung over," confesses Ashley Frangipane, brushing back a wisp of her signature blue hair. It's a hot August afternoon in Los Angeles, where the electro-pop provocateur best-known as Halsey lives. She's just a few days back from a two-month arena outing ¬opening for Imagine Dragons, and had every ¬reason to party. She's newly single. And her pals from 5 Seconds of Summer were in town the night before. She went to bed at 7:30 a.m., woke up two hours later and has been in meetings all day. "I think I'm still drunk."
Halsey, 20, musters a forkful of salad at Urth Caffe, a celeb fave, and bastion of California organica. It's the last bite she'll get down ¬during the next hour or so, but not because of the booze. The artist behind chilly electro-ballad "Ghost" (5.2 million YouTube views) and singalong "New Americana" (a generational anthem touching on gay ¬marriage, viral fame and legal weed that is No. 22 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart) says she "has a lot to reflect on" -- and at a clip that allows no time for snacking.
In a pop-culture thriving world, being your authentic self can cause back lash, it takes some serious will power to stay ahead of the curve, and not care what the world thinks about you. Halsey honest and open being bipolar and bi-sexual a true pioneer at the age of 21. Inspiring millennials to do the same and embrace themselves for who they are. According to Halsey finding oneself is a hard road to travel but one must be willing to travel the road alone. Being at the epicenter of pop-culture Halsey has made great strives remain authentic, and use her voice to connect with her millennial counter parts.