Halsey Releases Pro-LGBT Track "Strangers"

Halsey Releases Pro-LGBT Track "Strangers"

And it features a Fifth Harmony member.

And it features a Fifth Harmony member.

Text: Emma Blanchard

To follow her singles "Now or Never" and "Eyes Closed," Halsey has released her much-discussed track, "Strangers," which features Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui. The song is written in the perspective of two women in love and touches on heartbreak, intimacy, and the desire for affection: “We’re not lovers, we’re just strangers with the same damn hunger, to be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all.”

Produced by Greg Kurstin, the man behind Adele’s “Hello,” the duet is fun and upbeat, not to mention a tune that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. That, however, is not Halsey objective for this song. Rather, she is using her platform to promote equality and integrate the LGBT community into mainstream pop. She told the Zach Zang show that she “loves that Lauren and I are two women who have a mainstream pop presence doing a love song for the LGBT community. Its unheard of and very rare to see from a female perspective.”

The new single is yet another teaser for Halsey's upcoming, and highly anticipated sophomore album hopeless fountain kingdom, coming June 2.

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