Sooner than she began singing “Without Me” actually on her hands and knees onstage at the 2018 MTV EMA, Halsey revealed that this used to be her first time singing it are living. No longer unbiased on television, mind you — first time ever. Radiant that makes all the pieces she did up there unparalleled extra impressive.
Halsey sang the tune, sure, but she did it while chained to a post, enclosed in a glass case (of emotion), and, in a roundabout blueprint, drenched in a downpour. It mirrored the video’s depressive depth, visually shooting the rawness of a tune Halsey said she “cried the total time” while recording.
Though she spent most of the harrowing tune trapped in a field, the efficiency took a extremely watery turn when the case lifted — as rapidly as the “Weep Me a River” interpolation hit — and Halsey obtained soaked by the rain. After the final notes rang out, she sat there on the ground for a moment, amassing herself.
“It is unbiased me. No wig, no colourful hair, no persona,” she said of the tune when it premiered in October, “and or now not it is about my existence and about my relationship that the arena has watched so carefully and so vehemently within the past yr and a half.” The video has its occupy G-Eazy lookalike, but on the EMA stage, it used to be unbiased Halsey. And he or she used to be greater than sufficient.