Halsey Celebrates Her Birthday With Release of “929” Music Video
Born on 9/29 at 9:29 AM, the artist stitches home video footage with her song about personal growth.
In a celebration for everyone on her birthday yesterday, Halsey dropped the official music video for the track “929” from her Platinum-certified album Manic.
Born at 9:29 AM on September 29, Halsey gives listeners an intimate and vulnerable piece of herself with the song and the video; as we hear her chronicle her past highs and lows, we simultaneously get to see the visual of her growing up.
The project of tour videographer and music video director Peter Donaghy, “929” is pop, electronic ode to nostalgia. The music video features home movie footage from Halsey’s childhood on TV screens and walls in a monochromatic room as Halsey reflects on her life.
The musician certainly has much to reflect on in “929”; since her 2014 debut EP Room 93, she has surpassed 50 million RIAA-certified units across albums. Her most recent album, Manic, has racked up 10 billion combined global streams alone and sold almost 5 million adjusted albums, while also being the first album of 2020 to be certified Platinum in the US. The album also boasts the 7x Platinum track “Without Me,” which was the most-played US radio song of 2019 and the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit by any female artist of this century.
Known for her smooth, powerful vocals that just as easily suit R&B ballads as they do pop love anthems, Halsey’s “929” is one of her most open and personal songs to date. The artist continues to break barriers creatively, spreading her influence and impact beyond the music industry and into activism and film, as she was seen in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born alongside Lady Gaga and was named as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. She is nominated for a Billboard Music Award in the Top Female Artist category, and will be publishing her first volume of poetry in November.