Halsey Reveals How 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' Songs Are All Linked

6 June 2017, 12:09 | Updated: 6 June 2017, 17:07

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By Emily-Jayne Beard

I hope hopeless is just a state of mind.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had Hopeless Fountain Kingdom on rotation ever since it dropped. But as any Halsey fan knows, everything on surface level is not what it seems, and those bops that have been going round in your mind ever since release day have deeper meanings, if you know where to look.

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Thankfully for us, Halsey has been tweeting the hidden meanings since the release and liking tweets of eagle eyed fans who are spotting links between lyrics on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom and other songs (including from her first release Badlands) making it easy(er) for us to decode everything.

So put on your best investigative trench and magnifying glass and let’s dive in to Halsey and her fans' eagle eyed sleuths!

‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom'

For a start: the album title itself. Turns out Halsey was referencing the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom title way back when…

The story surrounding the central characters of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (Luna and Solis), was referenced on ‘Colors’.

Their narrative is also indirectly referenced throughout the album lyrics, giving more backstory to the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ type doomed love story.


The Prologue

This is probably the easiest track to interpret: a prologue to Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, which Halsey has said many times influenced the characters of Luna and Solis, and the story of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. 

100 Letters


Eyes Closed


Heaven In Hiding





Good Mourning




Walls Could Talk


Bad At Love

Is it the same relationship being talked about in ‘Strangers’, ‘Alone' and ‘Bad At Love’…?


Don’t Play




Angel On Fire


Devil In Me




Finally: how about the hidden message on the vinyl edition of the album…

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