The 26-year-old singer – whose actual title is Ashley Frangipane – began going by what would develop into her stage title when she was a teen and dealing on her 2015 debut album ‘Badlands’.
She instructed Cosmopolitan: “I believe I had the foresight to know that being me wasn’t sufficient. I needed to develop into any individual utterly completely different.
“On the time, I felt that Ashley didn’t need to be well-known and profitable as a result of she wasn’t that particular, but when I made Halsey, possibly she might be.
“[Changing my name] gave me the chance to create a brand new persona that wasn’t sure by the expectations I had for myself or the constraints that others positioned on me due to my upbringing or my socioeconomic scenario.”
The ‘With out Me’ hitmaker insisted the title change meant she was about to take her new character to “supernatural heights”.
She defined: “I created an individual, and she or he might do the whole lot.
“There was no method that Ashley was going to develop into a king, however I made a brand new title for myself and took her to paranormal, supernatural heights.”
In the meantime, Halsey beforehand revealed she has determined to not communicate an excessive amount of about her private life however admitted she wasn’t eager on relationship any extra musicians.
She stated: “A pal of mine – one other feminine artist who has been criticised for relationship lots of people – stated, ‘Ashley, you’ll want to dwell your f***ing life and ignore what individuals say about you.’
“And so now I preserve the whole lot to myself when it comes to my romantic relationships. I’ll say that it is good to not date one other musician as then your work follows you in every single place.
“Now it is my private life so I get to go house to any individual that I really like and spend time with them, and it not be about work.”