It’s been a year and a half since Halsey dropped her third studio album Manic, and she’s already gearing up for its follow-up. Her new LP If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power is hitting the shelves this summer, and it’s been a personal journey for the singer.
Halsey announced the album with a concept cover art that shows her sitting on a throne with a baby on her lap. The singer announced her pregnancy with screenwriter Alev Aydin back in January, and the main goal of this cover art was to celebrate pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired.
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth. It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months,” wrote Halsey on Instagram.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power will serve as the follow-up to Halsey’s third studio album Manic, which came out last year and produced singles “Graveyard” and “You Should Be Sad”. It’s set to hit the shelves on August 27th, with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross serving as producers.