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HALSEY SETS RELEASE DATE, UNVEILS ALBUM COVER

Capitol's Halsey presented the cover of her forthcoming album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, on Wednesday morning in a video filmed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The album will be released on 8/27. 

Halsey penned the songs on her fourth studio album herself. It was announced last week that the project was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

In an Instagram post revealing the artwork, Halsey explained the inspiration behind the project and the album cover: "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."

Fans can pre-order the album here, with options that include box sets, CDs and limited-edition vinyl, which ship during the album's first week. 

To date, Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features. She has sold more than 150 million adjusted singles worldwide. If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power follows 2020's Manic, which opened at #2 (behind Eminem's surprise drop Music to be Murdered By) and moved 239k units its debut week. 

Watch Halsey's video reveal at The Met below. 

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