“Nightmare” singer Halsey recently appreciated songwriter Alanis Morissette for teaching her how to write amazing “f*ck you” songs. The artist is in a relationship with Turkish American director Alev Aydin and welcomed a son last year.
Prior to her current relationship, Halsey was famously linked with “Good Life” rapper, G-Eazy. The duo was spotted together several times and dated for around a year before calling it quit in July 2018. She released “Without Me” after the breakup and a slew of other “f*ck you” songs.
During the ninth annual “We Can Survive” concert on Saturday, Halsey credited Morissette for helping her perfect her songwriting abilities. The duo collaborated on a track in 2020 and performed together in the Saturday concert.
Read on to learn more.
Halsey Says There Would Be No ‘Without Me’ Without Alanis Morissette
On Saturday night per Page Six, Halsey joined the list of performers at the Hollywood Bowl held in honor of the “We Can Survive” concert, which took place in Los Angeles. During her set, she thanked Morissette for helping her to sharpen her talent for a specific type of songwriting.
“[She taught me] my whole life how to write the best ‘f*ck you’ songs of all time,” she said. “I think without her ‘f*ck you’ songs, I probably would not have written what was the biggest song of my career so far.” The artist performed “Without Me” for the crowd and called it “very Alanis-esque.”
The hit track was released in 2018, shortly after the artist and her then-boyfriend, G-Eazy, broke up. “Without Me” had lyrics like “You know I’m the one who put you up there / Name in the sky / Does it ever get lonely?”
Halsey And G-Eazy Broke Up
Halsey and G-Eazy had their very publicized breakup shortly after rumors circulated that the rapper cheated on her. The “Graveyard” singer made the announcement via her Instagram, where she asked their fans for privacy while they sorted their issues out.
“G-Eazy and I are taking some time apart,” the singer wrote. “I’m eager to continue the upcoming passage of time, dedicating myself to my art and my career and the duration of my tour. I wish him the best. Thanks for respecting our privacy at this time.”
The duo was together for a year before breaking up. After their split, Halsey wrote and released several “f*ck you” songs like “Without Me,” “You Should Be Sad,” “Killing Boys,” and “Nightmare.”
Halsey Performs With Alanis Morissette
Halsey and Alanis Morissette performing ‘Alanis’ Interlude’ TONIGHT!!!!
— best of halsey (@haIseylq) October 23, 2022
In “Manic,” Halsey’s 2020 album, the artist featured Morissette in “Alanis Interlude.” The song symbolized professional and sexual empowerment. During Morissette’s headlining set on Saturday, the duo performed the track. Other songs on the set include “You Learn,” “You Oughta Know,” Ironic,” “Hand in My Pocket,” and “Thank U.”
The “We Can Survive” concert was hosted by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and Audacy. The show aimed to bring people together by using music to strengthen their mental health and spread suicide prevention awareness. Other artists of the evening include Tate McRae, Garbage, One Republic, and Weezer.
Several performing artists like Rivers Cuomo and Shirley Manson revealed that the concert was for a cause that affected several people, which was one of the reasons they decided to join the lineup.
Manson spoke to Page Six and explained that topics like this were things her band, Garbage, was familiar with and had penned songs to in the past. “I think it’s one of the reasons why we’ve enjoyed such a long career,” she said. “I think that’s made a really deep connection with a fan base and a culture, in a funny way. And it’s a privilege, to be honest, to speak for those who haven’t got the kind of platform that we’ve got.”
Halsey Is Open About Her Mental Health Struggles
Over the past years, Halsey has spoken up on social media and in interviews about her struggles with her mental health. In an Instagram post last month, the mother of one admitted that she had a “deep sadness” and, most times, questioned the choices she made.
“I find that often there is a deep sadness inside me that no amount of worldly pleasure can touch, a loneliness, an emptiness,” the “Bad at Love” singer explained per Page Six.
Halsey revealed that she regularly wondered if she “chose the wrong life for myself.” She described the weight as “suffocating” and apologized to her fans for allowing her emotions imbue themselves in her songs “in a way that hasn’t served a greater purpose other than my own self-loathing.”