Halsey isn’t just bringing us a new album, she’s also delivering an all-new film experience with it!
The pop star and new parent posted an extremely spooky poster on their Instagram today, announcing their new IMAX experience If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power to go along with the new album.
In the powerful post, Halsey announced the film with a terrifying image of herself and a bloody font writing out the album’s name. The film experience will travel to IMAX theaters across the country and Canada on Wednesday, August 25, and then will expand to Australia, Europe, Mexico, and New Zealand on the 26th.
A trailer is coming tomorrow, so that’s when we’ll get a better idea of what the film will look like. For now, all we have is this poster, which at first glance, could’ve been for a new horror film from A24.
The poster shows Halsey laying down, giving birth, making a pained and frightened face. It’s reminiscent of movie posters for Darren Aronofsky’s mother! or Ari Aster’s Hereditary, both of which are fitting comparisons to Halsey’s new album, which she said will be about the "joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth."
Halsey is delivering on the visuals for this album and we still have a month to go! From their album cover reveal at The Met to this, Halsey is declaring that they are not to be fucked with.
The cover for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, features a beautiful photo by Lucas Garrido, of Halsey as a queen and Madonna figure with one breast out and a baby on her lap as she sits on a golden throne.
Much of her new album will be reflecting on the singer’s new motherhood. They gave birth to their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with her partner, screenwriter Alev Aydin, earlier this month.
"Gratitude. For the most 'rare' and euphoric birth. Powered by love," they posted on their Instagram.
"This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth," Halsey said about the upcoming LP. "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."
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power comes out August 27.