Halsey has, finally, introduced the discharge of her subsequent album. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, and as its cowl paintings reveals, this album will probably be a robust assertion about intercourse, being pregnant, and motherhood. On July 7 through Instagram, the singer debuted the album cowl, an intimate depiction of breastfeeding.
Instead of choosing colourful graphics or close-up headshots as she has previously for albums, Halsey posed in an elaborate gold throne with one breast uncovered from a silky periwinkle robe and a swathed child. As she writes in her caption, the picture is supposed to painting “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”
The aim of the picture, she says, is to indicate pregnant and postpartum our bodies in a stupendous, admirable mild. Simultaneously, Halsey wished to depict a high-quality line that every one moms stroll between “the Madonna and the Whore. 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.”
After spending years below a public microscope, Halsey writes that her physique “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.”
She paired this reveal with a video shot on the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the place she silently wanders among the many artwork along with her pregnant stomach on show.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power will probably be out August 27 — and after studying this assertion, we all know we’ll be listening.
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