On August 28, Halsey dropped her first album, BADLANDS, which quickly climbed to #2 on the iTunes Top Albums chart. If that doesn’t have you convinced to check her out, give “New Americana” a listen- an anthemic launch leads us into the hook that is laced with references to her musical influences. The Notorious B.I.G. reference in particular had me grinning. For more on Halsey, listen to two other songs, “Hurricane” and “Ghost,” both of which are also featured on BADLANDS, at https://soundcloud.com/halseymusic.