Lady Gaga fans think Halsey's new single sounds exactly like You and I
6 December 2019, 14:46 | Updated: 6 December 2019, 14:48
People are also saying that 'Finally // beautiful stranger' sounds a lot like 'Two Ghosts' by Harry Styles too.
Halsey recently revealed that she would be releasing her highly anticipated third studio album Manic in January and, just this week, she unveiled the tracklist. The record includes songs titled 'I Hate Everybody', 'More' and 'Killing Boys', alongside her hits 'Without Me' and 'Graveyard'. Not only that but it includes features from Alanis Morisette and SUGA from BTS.
Today (Dec 6), Halsey released two songs from the project: 'SUGA's Interlude' and her brand new single 'Finally // beautiful stranger'. Reception to both songs has been overwhelmingly positive (they're both incredibly vulnerable). However, people are now saying 'Finally // beautiful stranger' sounds a lot like 'You and I' by Lady Gaga and 'Two Ghosts' by Harry Styles'.
Listen to all three songs below.
'Finally // beautiful stranger' is a striking acoustic ballad about being unlucky in romance and "finally" meeting someone you can trust and really "fall" in love with. Halsey sings: "Beautiful stranger, here you are in my arms and I know / That beautiful strangers only come along to do me wrong / And I hope, beautiful stranger here you are in my arms / But I think it's finally, finally, finally, finally, finally safe / For me to fall".
The song is completely stripped-back and almost country-esque and fans are noticing similarities between the melody and production and those of 'You and I' by Lady Gaga and 'Two Ghosts' by Harry Styles'. One fan tweeted: "why does the new halsey song sound exactly like gaga’s you and I." Meanwhile, another one wrote: "new halsey song is beaut but it proper sounds like two ghosts".
why does the new halsey song sound exactly like gaga’s you and I— mae (@maekrell) December 6, 2019
Why does Halsey's Finally // beautiful stranger sounds like Lady Gaga's You and I? 👁️👄👁️ pic.twitter.com/Qwy3kQPmHK— 🍥 (@jeonleoo) December 6, 2019
the verses on this new Halsey song are like straight out of Gaga's You and I— ryann🌹 (@itsryannxox) December 6, 2019
The new Halsey song sounds veryyy similar to You and I by Gaga but I’m obsessed with it and I love this new vibe for her— Alec 🎄❄️❤️ (@isntitalec) December 6, 2019
Is halsey sampling the melody from Lady Gaga’s Yoü & I? https://t.co/QxrkxP3MR0— 𝒟𝑒𝒹𝒾𝒸𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 5.17 (@hurricxne) December 6, 2019
new halsey song is beaut but it proper sounds like two ghosts— chlöe (@chl0ebanks) December 6, 2019
finally // beautiful stranger from halsey reminds me of two ghosts from harry styles— sam (@ylerroseph) December 6, 2019
halsey’s new song sounds like two ghosts by harry— venice bitch (@Ivdens) December 6, 2019
HALSEY’S NEW SONG SOUNDS JUST LIKE TWO GHOSTS??? the fact that my girlfriend figured this out and it me i- 🤡 pic.twitter.com/o16JjpAdFn— 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐞 (@harryspostcardx) December 6, 2019
Halsey is a big fan of Gaga and Harry, so there is a chance that she could have been inspired by both artists when she wrote the track. That being said, we have no doubt that she had no intention of copying either artist. Almost all songs sound like other songs these days and we imagine that many of the similarities are mere coincidence.