Halsey shares new album artwork aimed toward “eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding”
On Wednesday July 7, singer Halsey, who’s pregnant along with her first youngster, revealed her new album cowl and the date for the album’s launch — August 27. She selected to share the duvet for “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” at The Met Fifth Avenue in New York City and after I inform you she appears to be like gorgeous whereas doing it I’m solely barely doing her justice.
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” she wrote in an Instagram publish revealing the album’s cowl picture. “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.”
According to Variety, Halsey wrote the songs on the album herself and recorded them with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails.
“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!”
Halsey introduced her being pregnant earlier this yr calling the newborn her “rainbow,” which suggests a baby born after a earlier loss.
In 2018, she opened up about her miscarriage that occurred whereas on-stage performing. “Before I could really figure out what [the pregnancy] meant to me and what that meant for my future, for my career, for my life, for my relationship, the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert,” the singer stated throughout an look on The Doctors. “And the sensation of looking a couple hundred teenagers in the face while you’re bleeding through your clothes and still having to do the show, and realizing in that moment that I never want to make that choice ever again of doing what I love or not being able to because of this disease.”
It appears to be like like Halsey is constant to make use of her enormous platform to encourage the normalization of breastfeeding and pregnant/postpartum our bodies and we’re right here for it.