Speaking with Zane Lowe on Apple Music's Beats 1, Halsey explained that Manic
's first single, "Without Me
," was a "blind declaration of love." She added that its second single, "Graveyard," is more about taking accountability for her actions after letting her heart rule her head.
"In some ways, it's a metaphor. It's about like loving someone to death, kind of. And then in other ways, it's actually pretty literal," she said. "There's a lot of moments in the song that are pretty literal, which was kind of scary to write about. But you know me, I find the scary thing and I do it."