Halsey’s never been shy about shouting out her musical influences -- on her breakout single “New Americana,” she memorably recalled being “raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” On a surprise new track released Friday, the 21-year-old continues citing more artists she loves, while also giving fans a snapshot of her whirlwind life lately.
“Tokyo Narita (Freestyle)” finds Halsey reuniting with Badlands producer Lido for a fleeting, ambient diary entry that begins with the sound of an airplane taking off. From there, Halsey recounts lying on the floor while Kanye West plays, hearing Drake’s Views on decent car speakers, listening to Amy Winehouse in the kitchen sans clothes, and jamming to Baby Bash while driving down the 405.
It feels like late night driving music, and it’s over just as quickly as it began, clocking in at just under two and a half minutes. But that just means you have more time to play it over and over again.