Pop singer Halsey, best known for her hits like “Closer” and “The Feeling," sits down with In Touch, in its new issue on stands now, to discuss how she always makes sure to live life as her authentic self and never lets anyone get in the way of that.

“I don’t want to be America’s sweetheart or the bad girl or Halsey the anything. I’m more multidimensional than that,” Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, explains. “Music is the coolest job I’ve ever had, and the only job I ever want to have. It’s the only way I can express myself in a way that people don’t misunderstand.“

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The candid bisexual singer recently created the “Welcome to the Kingdom” signature cocktail (likely a nod to her new album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom) in collaboration with Three Olives Vodka for its Find Otherness campaign.

Halsey also reveals why she got involved with this specific campaign in the first place.

“Because it’s about celebrating the differences in yourself and in the people around you. Most of the amazing things we have in life, like music and art and fashion, come from those differences,” she says. “When you hear a story about failure, it’s usually because an artist let someone get in the way of their vision and control their choices. You have to trust yourself — you can’t fail at being you!”

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