Halsey Revealed There’s Multiple Meanings to Her Videos for ‘Ghost’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Halsey Revealed There’s Multiple Meanings to Her Videos for ‘Ghost’

Halsey took the unconventional transfer of filming two separate music movies for her tune “Ghost.” Halsey revealed there’s extra that means to the movies than it seems on the floor. In addition, one video spurred backlash whereas the opposite didn’t — although each movies have the identical plot.

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The cause there are two movies for ‘Ghost’

Halsey included her tune “Ghost” on two separate initiatives. One was her EP Room 93 and the opposite was her debut album Badlands. In an analogous vein, there are two totally different movies for the tune.

The two movies have fairly related storylines. Each exhibits Halsey getting intimate with a love curiosity in a room. Whereas one video exhibits Halsey with a person within the Pink Motel in Los Angeles, the opposite exhibits her with a lady in Tokyo. On Twitter, Halsey opened up about how every video takes place in a unique universe.

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Halsey performing “Ghost”

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“The cool thing is that,” she tweeted, “as a result of ghost is on the EP and the Album it exists in two totally different ideas. It’s the identical story re-approached in several worlds. That’s why there’s two movies! Room 93 world and Badlands world!” Halsey revealed the video set on the planet of Badlands was her favourite of the 2. In an interview with The Fader, she additional discussed the that means of the Badlands video.

Halsey revealed attainable meanings behind her favourite ‘Ghost’ video

“Is [the other woman in the video] a friend, a girlfriend, [or] a part of herself?” Halsey mentioned.”I wished to see some illustration of a lesbian relationship that wasn’t over sexualized. Just two folks in love—or at the least they was once.” She mentioned it’s finally as much as viewers how they interpret the clip. 

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The concept the 2 characters within the video symbolize two elements of the identical lady is attention-grabbing given the 2 characters gown the identical and have the identical haircut. In addition, the video opens up with a disembodied voice talking Japanese. The voice one thing to the impact of “If you look again to the previous together with her, she had began disappearing earlier than you knew it. Maybe she by no means existed.’ This suggests the opposite lady within the video isn’t actual. Perhaps the 2 characters within the video actually symbolize totally different elements of the identical particular person.

The backlash to at least one model of ‘Ghost’

Halsey mentioned the 2 movies have basically the identical story. Why did she select to look alongside one other lady within the Badlands model?

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A dialogue of the 2 “Ghost” movies

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“I was pretty much like, ‘OK, enough videos of me and some male lead making out,’” Halsey informed The Fader. “I wanted to approach this one from a different perspective.” She famous how the Badlands model garnered backlash whereas the Room 93 one didn’t. In addition, she mentioned the press discussed the video the place she will get intimate with one other lady in far more sexual phrases than the one the place she will get intimate with a person. Regardless of the backlash, Halsey’s feedback present there’s extra to those movies than meets the attention.

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