Halsey marks her returns to EDM with "Be Kind," a new collaboration with Marshmello.
The "Without Me" singer teams up with the marshmello-helmeted DJ and producer on the tune, a self-empowerment anthem which scrutinizes the extra-curricular activities of a partner.
On it, she sings: "I don't know why you hide from the one/ And close your eyes to the one/ Mess up and lie to the one that you love/ When you know you can cry to the one/ Always confide in the one/ You can be kind to the one that you love."
The new track dropped early Friday and is 'Mello's followup to "Been Thru This Before" with Southside and Saint Jhn, which arrived last month.
It feels like a lifetime since Halsey arrived in the big league via her collaboration with another EDM act The Chainsmokers, on 2016's "Closer." She released a pair of "You Should Be Sad" remixes by Tiësto and Mike Mago in March.
Halsey and Marshmello have shared the colorful new video for their collaborative single “Be Kind,” which the pair initially released May 1st.
The visual — shot during the COVID-19 isolation, as evidenced by its extensive use of green screen and artificial backgrounds — features Halsey dancing along to “Be Kind” in a warehouse apartment before she drifts off to sleep, only to wake up in an anime-inspired landscape. At video’s end, the singer confronts a probing robot piloted by the masked Marshmello.
Because the Hannah Lux Davis-directed visual was filmed during quarantine, Halsey learned the clever choreography courtesy of Dani Vitale via FaceTime. Halsey also served as her own makeup artist for the shoot.
In addition to the new music video, a pair of new “Be Kind” remixes, by Jacques Lu Cont and Surf Mesa, were released Friday.