In case you missed it! Halsey unveiled the artwork for her upcoming album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.
The singer-songwriter posted the artful album cover on Instagram. In the photo she’s sitting in a golden throne with a baby on her lap while exposing her breast. The photo served as a nod to the Madonna-whore psychological complex.
“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,” Halsey captioned the photo. “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.
This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired,” she adds. “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.”
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power arrives August 27.