Halsey has announced she has a new album coming out called “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” and today she’s sharing the rather spectacular cover art with her fans.
I mean, really spectacular.
It features a Renaissance-style image of her sitting on an enormous, golden throne with one breast out and a baby in her lap. And it was unveiled at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City:
But perhaps what is most spectacular about the cover art is the message Halsey – who is currently pregnant with her first child – hopes to convey along with it:
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” Halsey explains in an Instagram post.
“It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months. The dichotomy of 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,” she continues.
“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.”
She adds that the cover aims to celebrate “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!”
The album is due out on August 27.