“I was born Ashley Frangipane but my stage name is Halsey. If you are quick enough to notice, you will see that Halsey is an anagram of my first name, Ashley. If you rearrange the letters in Ashley it spells Halsey, but where Halsey actually comes from is a street in Brooklyn where I informally lived for a little bit and spent a lot of time. It’s kind of where I cultivated my personality as a musician.”