Halsey Image via Instagram @iamhalsey

Halsey celebrates beauty of postpartum bodies in new album cover

Two of the toughest challenges women face are pregnancy and postpartum. Halsey powerfully explores these two topics in her upcoming album.


Halsey Image via Instagram @iamhalsey

Award winning pop star Halsey has delivered three studio albums over the years and has been carefully crafting her fourth album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. As she has been experiencing the wonders of carrying a child herself, she is sharing those experiences with her fans in her music.


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

As she prepares to release her new album on 27 August she shared the important themes of the album 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 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.” 



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 with eradicating the social stigma around bodies and breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!” 



The Bad At Love hit maker revealed her stunning album cover at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met Museum) in New York. 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 baby bump and finally arrives at a big art piece covered in a red drape. 

Finally she reveals the album cover for I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The image was captured by Lucas Garrido. 

ALSO READ: Lil Nas X and Zadok: High praise for SA creative at BET Awards