Halsey unveils new album cover showing the ‘joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth’

A pregnant Halsey is seen in the 13-minute, quiet video strolling through the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New york city prior to stopping to expose her own album cover art for “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power,” her 4th album.

The brand-new music is produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and due out Aug. 27.

The cover reveals Halsey in an image taken by Lucas Garrido, resting on a gold throne, using a crown, with a kid on her lap (not her own). Her breast is discovered. The vocalist is anticipating her very first child with her partner, film writer Alev Aydin.

Of the cover, Halsey composed on Instagram: “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 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. 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 continued: “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!”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.