3 Halsey Songs That She Rocks Like Avril Lavigne

While Halsey‘s music predominantly falls within the pop genre, there are also some elements of rock music in her style, such as the use of electric guitars and drums in some of her songs. She also occasionally incorporates punk rock and grunge influences into her music. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see that she actually rocks like Avril Lavigne in some of her songs.

During an interview with Sirius XM last year, Halsey also talked about Lavigne’s influence on her music when she was a child. The singer recalled that she was especially obsessed with Lavigne’s 2002 debut album, ‘Let Go.’ She would listen to it all the time as an 8-year-old girl who dreamed of being a singer like her one day.

So, as Halsey listened to Avril nonstop in her youth, it is very likely that her music also carries elements of Lavigne’s sound, as being inspired by other artists is an inevitable part of being a musician. Looking through her music catalog, we’ve spotted three songs that notably show that Halsey rocks like Avril Lavigne.

3. ‘3AM’ (2020)

‘3AM’ appears on Halsey’s third studio album, ‘Manic,’ released on January 17, 2020. Written by Halsey and Greg Kurstin, the song is an emotional ballad that has introspective and reflective lyrics. Halsey sings about her inner struggles and the loneliness she feels in the early hours of the morning. The track touches on the themes of love, heartbreak, and the toll that fame and success can take on a person’s mental health. Besides Halsey’s powerful vocals, it also features a voicemail from John Mayer, who is a close friend of Halsey.

2. ‘Experiment on Me’ (2020)

Experiment on Me‘ was released through Atlantic Records on February 7, 2020, and it is the fifth single from the soundtrack to the 2020 superhero film, ‘Birds of Prey.’ Produced by the Bring Me the Horizon members Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish, it is a high-energy pop-rock song that showcases Halsey’s versatility as a singer. The track features heavy guitar riffs, pounding drums, and electronic beats, creating a dynamic and powerful sound. The song is mainly about breaking free from social constraints and taking control of one’s own life, as Halsey sings about embracing the chaos and unknown to explore new possibilities.

1. ‘Nightmare’ (2019)

Nightmare‘ was released as a non-album single on May 17, 2019. Although the singer had intended it to be the lead single of her third album, ‘Manic,’ it was finally cut. Written by Halsey, along with a team of songwriters and producers, including Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, and Happy Perez, the track is a defiant response to the expectations and pressures placed on women by society. Halsey predominantly sings about reclaiming her power and standing up for herself and others.