Track 1- The Prologue
This track is more of an introduction to the album than a song. It starts with the prologue of Romeo and Juliet (which is honestly so cool) and sets up the theme of the album perfectly: At least, from what I understand, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom seems to be a place that is seemingly perfect..But once you look deeper, it's really not.
I am a child of a money hungry, prideful country
Grass is green and it's always sunny
Track 2- 100 Letters
Honestly, the lyrics of this song are just brilliant. They're just so beautiful and metaphorical. Anyway, to me, this track seems to be about an unhealthy or even abusive relationship and how Halsey left it.
You wrote a 100 letters just for me
And I find them in my closet, in the pockets of my jeans
Track 3- Eyes Closed
With this song, I personally prefer the stripped version to the studio recorded one. Her vocals in this song are just SO AMAZING. The tracks on hopeless fountain kingdom tell a story, and this track is such a great follow up to a 100 Letters.
But you've been replaced
I'm face to face with someone new
Track 4- Heaven in Hiding
Okay, so this is my favorite track on the entire album. The first time I listened through the album (yes, I've lost count of the number of times I've replayed this album), even though this was only the fourth track out of 16, I just knew that this would be my favorite song. If you are going to listen to only one song on this album, listen to this one! The beat and the tune and the lyrics..IT'S ALL TOO GOOD.
And when you start to feel the rush
A crimson headache, aching blush
Track 5- Alone
So, right when this song starts it gives off really jazzy vibes which is just so interesting and different from Halsey's other songs! And there's just something so raw about this track, how it expresses the feeling of being alone even when you're surrounded by people. Overall, I really liked this track.
But if you ask why I'm distant
Oh I'm running away
Track 6- Now or Never
I feel pretty meh about this track. I'm honestly not a big fan of the tune or the lyrics. It's not a bad song, but I'm just not feeling it with this one.
Trying to talk to wall
But you could never tear it down for me, yeah
Track 7- Sorry
This is also one of my favorites on the album! It such a powerful song and it gives me so many emotions. The lyrics are so relatable and I love the piano that's being played in the background. JUST GO LISTEN TO IT!
Cause sometimes I can treat the people
That I love like jewelry
Track 8- Good Mourning
This one isn't really a song..it's more of a kind of intermission, I guess. It gives out a really creepy vibe and I love it so much! I also love the references to Romeo and Juliet in it.
They told me once, "Don't trust the moon. She's always changing."
The shores bend and break for her
Track 9- Lie ft. Quavo
This song is definitely really different from Halsey's other music..and I did really like it, until Quavo's part. I just think that it would have been better if Halsey just went solo for this song. Also, this song is really short for some reason. It's just a little over two minutes long.
Got no one to lie to
There's no need to lie no more
Track 10- Walls Could Talk
This track reminds me of the 90s and early 2000s. BASICALLY, BRITNEY SPEARS VIBES. Again, it's such a good track, but I wish that it was longer. This one is only 1 minute and 41 seconds long, which is way too short.
Been about three days and I'm coming back
I'm about four minutes from a heart attack
Track 11- Bad at Love
This song gives me chills. I love the lgbtq representation in it! Critics kept saying that Halsey didn't have any queer representation in her songs and THEN THIS SONG HAPPENED. In this song, Halsey sings about loving boys and girls, which I think is so amazing because we really do need more lgbtq representation in music.
But I never got the chance to make her mine
Because she fell in love with thin white lines
Track 12- Don't Play
This song is basically a diss track to all the haters, and IT'S SO EMPOWERING. I just love this one so much!
I'm moving on, I'm getting paid
I'm on my own, I had some space to deal with it
Track 13- Strangers ft. Lauren Jaurengui
YASSS ANOTHER LGBTQ SONG. I feel like this track is the type of song that could definitely be played on the mainstream radio which is great because everyone needs to hear this one! It tells a story of lesbian and bisexual women in love, a story that is ignored in most mainstream media. I didn't know who Lauren was before listening to this track, but her voice is so beautiful and she sounds superb with Halsey.
She doesn't look me in the eyes anymore
Too scared of what she'll see, somebody holding ,e
Track 14- Angel on Fire
This track is one of my favorites on the entire album. So many people suffer from anxiety, from depression, from low self-esteem.Yet these peoples' stories are rarely told in songs and albums. But this song does tell those stories, and it tells them in a such a raw, honest, beautiful way.
Now it's my own anxiety
That makes the conversations hard
Track 15- Devil in Me
This song is probably going to be stuck in my head for the next year. Everything about this song is sensational...The lyrics, the tune, and the beat.
And I went tumbling down trying to reach your high
But I scream too loud if I speak my mind
Track 16- Hopeless ft. Cashmere Cat
This one also gives me chills. It has such a melancholic feeling to it, and it just beautifuly represents the sorrowful fate of lovers. The background vocals really add so much to this song and really help convey it's despondent mood.
And so I must be better than I think it is
Give me those eyes, it's easy to forgive
If you haven't listened to hopeless fountain kingdom, I hope that you do soon, because it really is such an amazing album. If you have listened to it, what's your favorite song on the album? Tell me in the comments!