Watch Halsey’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’-inspired video for ‘Alone’

The singer's second album 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' was influenced by the tale of star-crossed lovers

Halsey has shared a Romeo + Juliet-inspired video for her latest single, ‘Alone’.

The song features on her second album, ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom‘, but the recent release is a new version that includes verses from Big Sean and Stefflon Don.

The ‘Alone’ video sees the star entering a theatre holding a “celebration of death”, which is adorned with blue neon crosses and decorations similar to those in Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 film adaptation of the William Shakespeare tale. It was co-directed by Halsey and Hannah Lux Davis. 

It’s not the first time Halsey has taken influence from the story. Her ‘Now Or Never’ video also paid homage to Luhrmann’s movie, while ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom‘ follows the story of two star-crossed lovers, Luna and Solis. The record opens with ‘The Prologue’, which features the musician reading the play’s prologue.

Halsey is set to perform in the UK later this year as part of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom world tour. She will appear at two shows in London in September, where Raye and Alma will support her.

Halsey’s UK tour dates are as follows:

London, Eventim Apollo (September 22, 23)

The singer spoke out recently about suffering from endometriosis – a painful condition in which tissue grows outside the uterus. “I can’t pretend anymore that just because I’m a pop artist and I’m touring that everything’s perfect and everything’s all good and my skin’s always great and I’m fit and my outfits are always perfect,” she said.

“In the process of having everyone pick me apart and feeling so insecure, feeling less of a woman because I couldn’t be intimate with my boyfriend, because I couldn’t go out when my friends wanted me to, because I was dealing with digestion problems and bleeding problems and fainting and all of the other amazing things that come along with having endo,” she added. “It was really hard to feel like that confident, 20-something year old girl who wanted to get on the stage with her middle finger held high and make everyone sing along with her.”