Halsey’s cinematic vision of their latest album is becoming available to a whole new audience.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, the art film from Halsey that she released in conjunction with her chart-topping album of the same name, is coming to HBO Max tomorrow, Thursday, October 7!
The movie had a very limited theatrical run earlier this year in select IMAX theaters, where it sold out over 70 theaters and made over $1 million at the box office. Now, a lot more of the singer’s fans are going to be able to experience Halsey’s vision for themselves.
The film sees Halsey playing the pregnant Queen Lila who, according to The Wrap, “unlocks a paranormal power within herself after a shocking event and discovers her ability to both create life and end it.”
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power was written by Halsey and directed by Colin Tilley. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross produced the album, which was announced via a now-iconic reveal video where they silently walk around the Met standing in front of paintings and art that represent the themes of the album.
The film was announced through a terrifying film poster on Halsey’s Instagram that showed her giving birth with a pained and frightened look on her face.
2021 surely has been the Year of Halsey. The singer not only released an epic album and film, but also came out as using she and they pronouns back in March. “For those asking RE: my updated IG bio, I am happy with either pronouns,” they wrote on Instagram. “The inclusion of ‘they’ in addition to ‘she’ feels most authentic to me.”
That announcement came a few months after she announced that she was pregnant. In July, they gave birth to their first baby, Ender Ridley Aydin (who’s father is screenwriter Alev Aydin). Halsey’s new motherhood was a major influence on her album, which she said is about “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”
The singer will also be the musical guest on the upcoming October 9 episode of SNL, which will be hosted by Kim Kardashian West.