It features Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui and was co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin.
Halsey has said that “Strangers” is the first song she wrote openly using female pronouns.
Halsey also stated in an interview on The Zach Sang Show that the song is a LGBTQ love song.
In “Strangers”, two women sing to each other (Romeo’s and Juliet’s perspective) and express their feelings during their first meeting at a house party at her house.
[Pre-Chorus: Halsey] When I wake up all alone And I'm thinking of your skin I remember, I remember what you told me
[Chorus 1: Halsey & Lauren Jauregui] Said that we're not lovers, we're just strangers With the same damn hunger To be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all We're not lovers, we're just strangers With the same damn hunger To be touched, to be loved, to feel anything at all