Set to an addictive trop-house rhythm, Halsey wails “I’m still learning to love myself” in the chorus. Halsey (born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) is not the first person to sing about being unable to love oneself.
The verses are what’s really interesting here, as Halsey tears apart the assumptions of her fame: how she should be rich and happy, but her family shares her money and she’s too paranoid to go outside.
“I should be living the dream but I’m livin’ with a security team.” The delivery of her messaging is unique in that it refuses to divorce her love of herself and her love of others. Suddenly, her position as one of the most worshipped songstresses in pop right now doesn’t seem so appealing.