Halsey Posts Artwork And Release Date For New Album 'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power'
7 July 2021, 18:03 | Updated: 22 July 2021, 12:24
Halsey announces the release date for their fourth studio album and gives fans an insight into what the punk record will be about!
Halsey has confirmed H4!
After weeks of rumours surrounding a new record, it's now confirmed that an album is on its way this year.
The 'You Should Be Sad' singer hasn’t just been preparing for a baby but they've also been cooking up an album!
The follow up to ‘Manic' may not be in the genre that you were expecting from the pop sensation...
The 27-year-old star announced the title of her fourth studio album, ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’.
When will Halsey's new album, ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’, come out?
Halsey announced via her Instagram page that her highly-anticipated fourth studio album will be coming out on August 27th!
The artist has saved the summer with a new record!
Halsey's new album artwork
Halsey posted the 'If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power' cover art to her social media platforms and she had a few things to say about the regal artwork...
She wrote: "This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding.
"I hope this can be a step in the right direction!"
What is ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ about?
In her announcement, Halsey revealed that the record explores themes of motherhood, pregnancy and childbirth.
Halsey announced that she was pregnant in January and she's expected to give birth to her first child in July, just a few weeks before her album arrives!
The 26-year-old mum-to-be wrote: "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."
The 'Colors' singer went on to reveal that she touches on body image too: "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."
What do we know about Halsey's new album? Who produced it?
The mum-to-be revealed that the record is produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of the industrial rock band, Nine Inch Nails.
The upcoming album is being teased across Halsey’s social media platforms as well as billboards promoting her new venture popping up in Los Angeles.
All signs are pointing towards a new alternative-rock, grunge sound from the formerly electro-pop songstress.
Along with Halsey’s Twitter announcement, she posted a video of an ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’ billboard, the camera pans out and a snippet of an unreleased song fades in.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power— h (@halsey) June 28, 2021
The FOURTH album by Halsey
Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross pic.twitter.com/BbUx2htDkY
She wrote: "The FOURTH album by Halsey. Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross."
The 10-second clip of the song gives a brief insight into the punk direction Halsey is taking with this record.
The snippet features heavily distorted guitars, fuzzy sub-bass and hauntingly soft vocals from the pop-turned-alternative sensation.
Halsey sings the lyrics “All of this is temporary” over the grunge-infused track.
Fans flooded the comments and expressed their excitement over a new sound from the 'Be Kind' songwriter, with one user writing: "when's the release date?, what's the lead single?, how many tracks?, is it related to HFK's story?"
We have all the same questions...
How many tracks will 'If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power' have?
Twitter sleuths deduced that the mystery song will be the second track on the album as it’s already been registered as a sound on Tik Tok – it remains nameless and is solely titled in the app as “Track 2”.
Halsey's previous albums released between 2015 and 2020, 'Badlands', 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' and 'Manic' have all featured between 11 and 16 songs.
With each studio record, the number of tracks has increased – fans speculate that H4 will consist of around 15 tunes.