Halsey has dropped the music video for her song “Be Kind” with Marshmello.
The colorful video finds Halsey showing off her dance skills in a variety of settings. The video was actually filmed during quarantine and she learned the choreography over FaceTime with dancer Dani Vitale. Halsey did her own makeup for the video, which was directed by Hannah Lux Davis. The video has some cameo appearances from Marshmello as well.
Meanwhile, Halsey will release a poetry book in November. She announced I Would Leave Me If I Could, a collection of autobiographical poems, on Instagram.
“I wrote a few thousand sentences but am somehow struggling to string together a single one to summarize how excited I am about this,” she wrote.
Simon & Schuster is publishing the book, slated for release November 10th. In her poems, Halsey explores the highs and lows of doomed relationships, family ties, sexuality and mental illness.
“More hand grenades than confessions, these autobiographical poems explore and dismantle conventional notions of what it means to be a feminist in search of power,” Simon & Schuster said.
The I Would Leave Me If I Could cover features “American Woman,” an original piece of artwork by Halsey.
Halsey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 17 and said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2019 that she wrote her third studio album, Manic, during a manic episode. The album, released in January, features the singles “Without Me,” “Graveyard” and “You Should Be Sad.”
Halsey launched a new fund, the Black Creators Funding Initiative, this month to help fund and amplify black artists, writers, filmmakers and other creators.