"Empty Gold" is the fourth song off of Halsey's debut extended play, Room 93. It is also featured on the Japanese edition of her debut album, Badlands.
During the Room 93 Spotify commentary, Halsey said, "We must’ve sent “Empty Gold” to get additional production on it like eight times because it just has this HUGE cinematic feeling to it. Just like, this big action scene, like things are gonna come to a resolve, walking to the end of the sunset, credits-rolling kind of feeling, and we really wanted someone who was gonna nail that. “Empty Gold” is like one of those songs that really just built up for me. […] When we finally got this version back, we were all ecstatic about it because it gives you like this reckless, breathless feeling, but there’s also a sense of triumph in it, and I think that was really important to us in putting this song out."