"Hurricane" is the debut single by American recording artist Halsey. The song is featured on the extended play Room 93 and the album Badlands, although it was only released as a single from the former body of work.
In Halsey's commentary for the Room 93 EP, she said:
It's about a girl that kinda like falls for this guy who supposedly gonna make things hard on her and is gonna take advantage of her, but she kinda ends up turning it around in the end and she says: 'I'm a wanderess/I'm a one night stand/Don't belong to no city/Don't belong to no man.' So it's kinda like her response to him, saying like you know, 'You can think you got me all you want, but I don't belong to anyone but me.' And you know, I talk about Brooklyn, Brooklyn's my place. That's where Halsey comes from. It's definitely a very special song to me and I love it. Yeah.
A music video for the song was released on October 16, 2014. It starts with three adolescent males riding bikes past three adolescent females. Two are staring at each other. While the other four are skateboarding in an old pool, the two protagonists are conversing in a car. They then break into a hotel room, where the six commence drinking, smoking, and making out with each other. When they wake up the next morning, it is revealed that the video took place during the summer of 1997, and that the video is the first in a sequence.
|Released||October 16, 2014|
|VEVO views||26+ Million views|
- This song is one of only two Halsey songs to be featured on two different bodies of work. The other song is Ghost.
- It is featured on the deluxe edition of Badlands only.
- This is Halsey's only music video to not feature the singer herself.
- This song was inspired by the book "The Wanderess" by Roman Payne.
- For Ruby is technically Halsey's first single, although it was released under her birth name and was a charity single so it does not act as her official debut.
- SOS was released after For Ruby as Halsey's original debut single, but it was released under her birth name and later removed.
- This song is sampled in Gasoline.
- Hurricane is featured in the 2016 movie Nerve featuring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco.