Halsey is currently pregnant with her first child and has been open about her journey to motherhood given the difficulties she’s faced as someone with endometriosis.
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Announced in June, the non-binary pop artist’s fourth album was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (aka Nine Inch Nails). They shared the record’s cover art – which they said “celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful” – in the first week of July, and revealed its tracklisting earlier this month.
An accompaniment to their titular forth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power will receive a single-day engagement in IMAX theatres across the US and Canada tomorrow, with screenings in the UK and Europe following on Thursday (August 26).
When Halsey’s first album, 2015’s Badlands, took off, “New Americana” was its designated hit. The track is a self-conscious attempt to define a generation “high on legal marijuana/Raised on Biggie and Nirvana,” a flimsy but easily digestible thesis statement for critics who saw the Tumblr-poet-turned-pop-star as a “millennial built in a lab,” as a New York Times profile put it then. But the album’s true promise came 10 tracks later, on “Gasoline”: “Do you tear yourself apart to entertain like me?” The pull toward self-immolation saturates Halsey’s music, and they’ve spent every album since drawing a big circle around it, in grand metaphors and gaudy costumed concepts. It’s in the way they call themself a hurricane, in the overdetermined tragedy of their Romeo and Juliet-themed album, in the formulaic pop songs they made later—even within the ache of their Auto-Tuned lines on the Chainsmokers hit that threatened to define their career. They turned the examination of their psyche into spectacle: splashy breakup songs with big-name features, an EP structured to take place in a single room.
Halsey has released the trailer for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, an hour-long IMAX film that will star the singer in the lead role and feature music from her upcoming album of the same name.
Before her album is released on Aug. 27, Halsey will bring “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” the film to theaters on Aug. 3.
Also last month, Halsey announced the birth to their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with boyfriend Alev Aydin. The same week, they announced they would no longer be doing interviews after a magazine “deliberately disrespected” their preferred pronouns and shared one of their quotes out of context.
“It was just amplified by me being pregnant. Introduced new themes of control and body horror and autonomy and conceit.”
The 26-year-old artist, known for her visuals, is taking her first dive into film with the IMAX presentation. Collaborating with director Colin Tilley, who she previously worked with on videos for “Without Me” and “You Should Be Sad,” Halsey wrote the film.
Ahead of its debut later this week, Halsey has shared a new trailer for their film If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.
The album itself will land on Friday (August 27) via Capitol, with additional screenings of the film taking place the day after (August 28) ahead of a livestreamed performance on Sunday August 29.
If there’s an organizing framework to the album, it’s dissonance. Halsey wrote the album as they fell in love and navigated pregnancy; the writing zigzags between stability and self-sabotage. Every bit of sweetness is anchored in devastation. “Only you have shown me how to love being alive,” they hum on “Darling.” On “Ya’aburnee,” the delicate closing song and the conclusion to all this examination, they can only express commitment in the direst terms: “You will bury me before I bury you.”
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power is the upcoming fourth studio album by American singer and songwriter Halsey. It is set for release on August 27, 2021, via Capitol Records. Halsey recruited American musician Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross for the album's production. She described the project as "a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth."
The cover artwork of the album was inspired by artistic depictions of Mary, mother of Jesus. A theatrical film directed by American filmmaker Colin Tilley, titled after the album and featuring its music, is scheduled for screening in select IMAX cinemas around the world on August 25 and 26, 2021, leading up to the album release. Its tickets went for sale on August 3, 2021.
The new trailer runs exactly a minute long, snapping quickly between a wide range of bold and evocative shots from the film, debuting tomorrow (August 25). It comes as trailer number three for the hourlong film, following one in mid-July and another two weeks later.
“If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” was written by Halsey with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross producing. While Halsey has long been known for her alt-pop discography, singles like “Nightmare” and her overriding dark aesthetic have propped her up for a rock-leaning album.
On the surface, Halsey’s latest album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, fits this tradition of grand gestures. The singer, who uses she/they pronouns, is releasing the record alongside an IMAX film of the same name; there have been no singles, only increasingly gory, fantastical trailers and a theatrical unveiling of the album art at the Met. But the record itself has a tight, internal focus: It’s about walking the line between self-preservation and self-destruction, control and compulsion, the thrill and terror of getting what you want. Instead of sieving these themes through an elaborate architecture, Halsey lets horror—of the body, of the mind, of mortality—radiate outward. The result is alluring and spectral. It’s their best work yet.
Earlier this month, Halsey announced her forthcoming fourth album with an unveiling of the album cover art at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City.
The singer’s fourth studio album was produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and is set for release on August 27 via Capitol Records.
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” she explained at the time in an Instagram post. “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 pride and strength as a life force for my human being.”