|Studio album by Halsey|
|Released||August 28, 2015|
|Genre||Electropop, indie pop, alternative|
|Length||40:03 (Standard edition)|
55:33 (Deluxe edition)
|Singles from BADLANDS|
On December 1, 2014, Halsey officially announced that the theme for her debut album would be "badlands" via her Twitter account. Following this, the album artwork was revealed via Halsey's Twitter and Instagram profiles on May 29, 2015. On June 1, 2015, the album became available for preorder.
The standard edition of the studio album features 11 tracks, one of which is also featured on Halsey's Room 93 EP (Ghost). The Target and digital exclusive deluxe editions of the album feature four additional tracks, which include Hurricane (also from Room 93), Colors, Pt. 2, Strange Love and I Walk the Line.
Ghost was released as the lead single from the album on October 27, 2014. New Americana, the second single, was released on July 10, 2015. It went on to peak at number 60 on the Billboard Hot 100. Colors was released as the third single on February 9, 2016. The fourth and final single, Castle, was released on April 9, 2016.
As of March 2017, the album has sold over 494,000 copies in the United States, and it has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Prior to it's release, Badlands had amassed around 40,000 preorders and ultimately debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. It sold 97,000 copies during its first week of sale.
|1.||"Castle"||Ashley Frangipane, Peder Losnegård||Lido||4:37|
|2.||"Hold Me Down"||Frangipane, Joseph Khajadourian, Alex Schwartz, Ryan Lott||The Futuristics, Losnegård||3:24|
|3.||"New Americana"||Frangipane, Larzz Principato, Kalkutta, James Mtume||Losnegård||3:03|
|4.||"Drive"||Frangipane, Tim Anderson||Anderson, Aron Forbes, Chris Spilfogel, Losnegård||4:18|
|5.||"Roman Holiday"||Frangipane, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon||Captain Cuts, Losnegård||3:21|
|6.||"Colors"||Frangipane, Dylan Bauld||Dylan William, Losnegård||4:09|
|7.||"Coming Down"||Frangipane, Justyn Pilbrow||Pilbrow, Losnegård||3:43|
|8.||"Haunting"||Frangipane, Charlie Hugall, Chris Hugall, Rob Tortelli||Hugall, Heavy Mellow, Losnegård||4:20|
|9.||"Control"||Frangipane, Roy Kerr, Tim Bran||Losnegård||5:23|
|10.||"Young God"||Frangipane||Losnegård, William, Heavy Mellow||3:00|
|11.||"Ghost"||Frangipane, Dylan Scott||Scott, Losnegård||2:33|
|6.||"Roman Holiday"||Frangipane, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon||Captain Cuts, Losnegård||3:21|
|7.||"Ghost"||Frangipane, Dylan Scott||Scott, Losnegård||2:33|
|8.||"Colors"||Frangipane, Dylan Bauld||Dylan William, Losnegård||4:09|
|9.||"Colors, Pt. 2"||Frangipane, Bauld||William, Losnegård||1:36|
|10.||"Strange Love"||Frangipane, Jim Eliot||Tim Larcombe, Losnegård, Yung Gud||4:07|
|11.||"Coming Down"||Frangipane, Justyn Pilbrow||Pilbrow, Losnegård||3:43|
|12.||"Haunting"||Frangipane, Charlie Hugall, Chris Hugall, Rob Tortelli||Hugall, Heavy Mellow, Losnegård||4:20|
|14.||"Control"||Frangipane, Roy Kerr, Tim Bran||Losnegård||5:23|
|15.||"Young God"||Frangipane||Losnegård, William, Heavy Mellow||3:00|
|16.||"I Walk the Line"||Johnny Cash||Sam Miller, Trevor Simpson, Losnegård||2:45|
|17.||"Is There Somewhere"||Frangipane||Bauld||3:31|
|18.||"Empty Gold"||Frangipane, Chris Braide, Scott, Christian Medice||Eliot, Medice||4:18|
|20.||"Hurricane" (Arty Remix)||Frangipane, Scott||Scott, Artem Stolyarov||3:44|
|21.||"Ghost" (Lost Kings Remix)||Frangipane, Scott||Scott, Lost Kings||3:09|
|22.||"Trouble" (Sander Kleinenberg Remix)||Frangipane, Braide||Braide, Sander Kleinenberg||3:05|
|Deluxe Box Set 7" Vinyl|
|2.||"Drive" (Demo)||Frangipane, Anderson||4:34|
- The name "Badlands" is a reference to Halsey's state of mind while writing the album. It is to give a physical place as a metaphor for a desolate and lonely mind.
- The "badlands" are the outside of hotel room 93.
- The tracklist was posted in code before it was announced, giving fans the chance to figure it out for themselves.. The lyrics to the first promotional single, Hold Me Down, were also posted in the HTML code.
- There is an accompanying website that Halsey runs. It can be found here.
- Badlands went platinum the same day as Halsey's song with The Chainsmokers, Closer, did.
- In the album booklet, the letters "HFK" can be found. This is the acronym for her second studio album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.
- On July 10, 2015, Drive leaked in Mexico due to a release mixup.
- Badlands (album) was featured 2 times in Apple emails.
- ↑ Badlands Announcement
- ↑ Badlands Album Artwork Release on Twitter
- ↑ Badlands Album Artwork Release on Instagram
- ↑ Badlands Pre-order Announcement
- ↑ Badlands CD and Deluxe Tracklist
- ↑ Halsey's Billboard Chart History
- ↑ Halsey - Chart History
- ↑ Standard Tracklist
- ↑ Deluxe Tracklist
- ↑ 
- ↑ Deluxe Box Set
- ↑ https://twitter.com/dcntplcy/status/871881015576408065