Halsey Pays Tribute to Britney Spears with New Song ‘Lucky’

 

Connecting with a Childhood Icon

Halsey has teased a new song that pays homage to Britney Spears by sampling her 2000 hit, ‘Lucky.’ In an Instagram post, Halsey shared a clip of themselves singing the chorus of the new track, which retains the emotional depth of the original while adding a contemporary twist.

“When I was 5, it always felt like Britney was singing directly to me,” Halsey wrote. “24 years later, these words hit different. Love you forever.” Dressed in a Y2K-inspired outfit with pink braided pigtails, Halsey recreated the iconic look from the era, further emphasizing their deep connection to the song.

A New Take on a Classic

Halsey’s rendition of ‘Lucky’ tweaks the lyrics slightly but maintains the essence of Britney’s original. In Halsey’s version, they sing, “But I’m so lucky, I’m a star, but I cry, cry, cry in the lonely heart thinking, if there’s nothing missing in my life, then why do these tears come at night.” This mirrors Britney’s lyrics, “She’s so lucky, she’s a star but she cry, cry, cries in her lonely heart, thinking, if there’s nothing missing in my life, then why do these tears come at night?”

Fans have expressed their excitement and support for Halsey’s new track, with many taking to social media to share their appreciation. The song is set to be part of Halsey’s upcoming fifth studio album, which promises to delve into emotional and personal themes.

Upcoming Album and Legacy

Halsey’s new album, which follows 2021’s ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,’ is highly anticipated. The artist has hinted at an emotional journey through their music, splitting themselves to share their deepest wounds and joys.

By incorporating ‘Lucky’ into their work, Halsey not only honors Britney Spears but also bridges a personal connection that resonates with many fans. This tribute highlights the lasting impact of Spears’ music and Halsey’s ability to weave past influences into their contemporary sound.