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"Eyes Closed" is a song by American electropop artist Halsey featured as the first promotional single off of her sophomore studio album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. It was debuted on May 4, 2017 during Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show.

Background

On May 3, 2017, Halsey announced the debut of Eyes Closed via her Twitter[1] account. This makes the song the first promotional single off of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. “Eyes Closed” is about being in a new relationship but still having feelings for your ex. The Weeknd contributed to the song’s melody, as Halsey clarified in a direct message to a fan.[2] “Eyes Closed” debuted on Beats 1 radio on May 4, 2017

Speaking about the song during an interview with Beats 1 Radio, Halsey stated the following:

"It’s this hyperbolized smash-cut fantasy Halsey cinematic universe interpretation of this very normal relationship I went through."[3]
It was performed live for the first time on May 13, 2017 at the Wango Tango music festival in Los Angeles.

Composition

The track was written by Halsey and The Weeknd and the song's producers Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and Happy Perez. It has been described as dark and sinister-sounding synth-y electro song.[4]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I, I know where to lay
I know what to say
It's all the same
And I, I know how to play
I know this game
It's all the same

[Chorus]
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new

[Verse 2]
Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
So tell me where I went wrong
Would've gave it all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)
Would've traded all for you, there for you
So tell me how to move on
Would've traded all for you, cared for you
(My lover, my liar)

[Chorus]
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new
 

[Bridge]
He don't realize that I'm thinkin' about you
It's nothing new, it's nothing new

[Chorus]
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he looks just like you
But he'll never stay, they never do
Now if I keep my eyes closed, he feels just like you
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new

Videos

Audio

Immediately following it's debut on May 4, 2017, Halsey uploaded the official audio for Eyes Closed to her YouTube channel.

Halsey - Eyes Closed (Audio)03:23

Halsey - Eyes Closed (Audio)

Stripped

On May 19th, Halsey returned to her roots of "Room 93" by releasing a stripped version of her track “Eyes Closed” and promoted the song on her twitter shortly after.

Halsey - Eyes Closed (Stripped)03:53

Halsey - Eyes Closed (Stripped)

References

  1. h on Twitter
  2. http://i.imgur.com/oPXjX75.jpg
  3. Halsey shares new song 'Eyes Closed', teases collab with Lauren Jauregui
  4. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hear-halseys-menacing-eyes-closed-co-penned-by-the-weeknd-w480759
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