“This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired.” .
Halsey truly sits on an extravagant golden throne, exposing among their breasts while holding a child, on the cover for their upcoming brand-new album, If I Can’ t Have Love, I Want Power The electro and indie-pop vocalist revealed the release of their most current work album on July 7, with art work by professional photographer LucasGarrido
On the cover, Halsey, whose favored pronouns are they/them, uses a royal blue-grey dress and imposing crown. The cover is an obvious shift from the retro-boho visual of their 3 previous studio albums. The effective representation of “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” as Halsey explains it on Instagram, is a “belief of [their] journey over the previous couple of months.”
“The dichotomy of the Madonna and the Whore,” the vocalist composed onInstagram “The idea that me as a sexual being and my body as a vessel and gift to my child are two concepts that can co-exist peacefully and powerfully.”
Wow wow wow. As a brand-new mommy, i value this. We needs to be talking more about the difficulties mothers deal with/ how to support them through and after pregnancy. Thank you, Halsey, for shining a spotlight on this! I am here for this convo- chiming in loud and happy https://t.co/qmsvyiCZc0
— Cyn (@cynthialovely) July 7, 2021
“My body has belonged to the world in many different ways the past few years, and this image is my means of reclaiming my autonomy and establishing my price and strength as a life force for my human being. This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired.”
Halsey revealed they were anticipating an infant with sweetheart Alev Aydin inJanuary The BadAt Love vocalist’s current cover expose stunned some fans who hypothesized on whether they had actually currently provided their kid (and if that kid remained in reality, the one resting on their lap in the cover art).
HALSEY IS THIS YOUR CHILD!!!! I REQUIRED RESPONSES https://t.co/qfbmNHLWtP
— tai the gemini (@iTailynn) July 7, 2021
This confusion was rapidly laid to rest by a video Halsey published, exposing the art work at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the vocalist still has a guaranteed infant bump.
“We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding,”Halsey composed. “I hope this can be a step in the right direction!”
If I Can’ t Have Love, I Want Power will be launched on August 27.