__S.2__ Everyone can have glitter eyeshadow! After social-media users reported that billboards were being placed in major cities to announce a new album, Halsey announced that "If I Can't have Love, I Want Power" is the official title. The ten second teaser indicates that Halsey will be focusing on punk rock rather than her pop earworms. This makes sense considering that Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor were the producers. The release of her fourth album comes at an exciting time in Halsey’s personal life. She is currently pregnant with her first child, with screenwriter Alev Aydin. This comes after several miscarriages due to endometriosis. Let's now hear the release date for both babies, woman!
Updated July 7, 2007:In an Instagram post, Halsey confirmed thatI Don't Want Love if I Can't LoveThe album will be released August 27. The album cover was also revealed by her. It is heavily influenced almost entirely by Renaissance-era imagery at the Uffizi Gallery. She explained that this album was a concept album about pregnancy and childbirth. "It was important to me that my journey through the last few months be conveyed in the cover art. The paradox of the Madonna/the Whore. Both the idea of me as a sexual being, and my body as a gift and vessel to my child can co-exist peacefully. This image represents how I am reclaiming my autonomy as well as my strength and pride as a life force for my human child.
Halsey stated that the cover photo "celebrates postpartum and pregnant bodies as something beautiful, which can be admired." There is still much to be done in eradicating social stigma surrounding breastfeeding and bodies. This is a small step in the right direction, I hope.