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Halsey announces release date for song delayed by label’s TikTok controversy

"All I know is that I wanted you guys to hear it and now you can"

By Nick Reilly

Halsey. (Photo: Lucas Garrido)

Halsey has shared a release date for ‘So Good’, the new song that was reportedly delayed due to demands from the singer’s record label linked to TikTok posts.

It comes after the singer shared a message last week claiming they were being prevented from releasing a new song until they can “fake” a viral TikTok.

Responding on Twitter yesterday (May 31), the singer’s label Capitol Records confirmed they were “committing” to a June 9 release date for ‘So Good’ and shared a message of support for Halsey.

“We love you and are here to support you,” the label wrote to Halsey, adding in an attached statement: “We are an artist first company that encourages open dialogue.

“We have nothing but a desire to help each one of our artists succeed, and hope that we can continue to have these critical conversations.”

Halsey tweeted in response: “I didn’t expect so much conversation about this record. All I know is that I wanted you guys to hear it and now you can. So Good, song on June 9th and video the next day.”

In a further TikTok video, they played a snippet of ‘So Good’ and added: “After a tremendous amount of f*ck shit, ‘So Good’ is finally coming out. Thanks for keeping up with this fiasco. Hope you love the song.”

Speaking about the initial controversy last week, Halsey said: “My record company is saying that I can’t release it unless they can fake a viral moment on TikTok.

“Everything is marketing,” they added.

“And [the label] are doing this to basically every artist these days.” Fans had already been primed for fresh material from Halsey, after they hinted in March that a more mainstream album was already in the pipeline.

Halsey is now on the road in their native US on the ‘Love and Power’ tour, with a host of arena dates in the diary before they cross the pond to make headline turns at Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK in August.