Sometimes the weirdos win, that meant to be a high compliment rather than a putdown.
After all, ask yourself who you'd rather attend a dinner party with: a) Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, and Anthony Bourdain; or b) That guy from Creed, Michael Bays, and Guy Fieri.
When the Georgia Straight interviewed Britain's Yunglblud last fall, the takeaway was that he wasn't the kind of guy who fit in while growing up. Admitting that he was an outcast, the genre-mashing artist proudly noted, “Teachers, people, and, to be honest, some of my classmates didn’t understand me."
The great thing about being an outcast is that you tend to attract like-minded people. It makes sense then Yungblud, who's talked candidly about depression, ADHD, and substance abuse, has found a kindred spirit in Halsey, who's on record as have her own share of issues.
Right around Valentine's Day, the two began dropping hints that they've become more than collaboraters on the recent track "11 Minutes", which featured Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
Speaking on 97.1 AMP Radio, Halsey recounted DMing Yungblud with her phone number and blackheart emoji, adding " "I'm 24, he's 21, I'm a cougar, I get it."
Today brings the couple teaming up for one of the saddest songs ever from the indie-rock boom of the '00s. The two found themselves in Australia, where they stopped by Australia’s Triple J Radio to take part in a segment called "Like a Version".
Watch as Halsey and Yungblud--who normally seem like they live on Red Bull, caffeine pills, and Pixy Stix--dial things right down with a beatifully sombre cover of Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into the Dark". Try not to tear up when the string section comes in, with the advance warning that sometimes resistence is futile.