Halsey celebrates beauty of postpartum bodies on new album cover

Award-winning pop star Halsey has delivered three studio albums over the years and carefully crafted her fourth album If I can’t have love I want power. As she herself has experienced the wonders of bearing a child, she shares these experiences with her fans in her music.


Halsey shared her pregnancy with the world in January in a surprise Instagram post and asked everyone to extend their congratulations to her in the comments.

As she prepares to release her new album on August 27, she shared the album’s important themes in an Instagram post. She explained that the album is a concept album that explores the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.

“It was very important to me that the cover conveys the feeling of my trip over the past few months. The dichotomy of the Virgin 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 coexist peacefully and powerfully.



Further in her Instagram post, Halsey explains that the cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful.

“We have a long way to go to eradicate social stigma around the body and breastfeeding. Hope this can be a step in the right direction!



The Bad in love hit maker revealed their stunning album cover at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met Museum) in New York City. The Met Museum is the largest in the United States and seemed like the perfect place for Halsey to reveal the album cover.

Halsey gracefully walks through the Met Museum showing off her round belly and finally arrives at a large work of art covered in a red sheet.

Finally she unveils the cover of the album of I can’t have love, I want power. The image was captured by Lucas Garrido.

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