Halsey's New Album Will Feature Dave Grohl And Lindsey Buckingham

By Katrina Nattress

August 25, 2021

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Earlier this month, Halsey revealed the tracklist for her upcoming album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power. While the project didn't seem to have any features, Stereogum pointed out that there are actually some pretty big names in the credits (aside from Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who produced the record): Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham. The Foo Fighters frontman plays drums on a track called "honey" and the former Fleetwood Mac member plays guitar on "Darling." While the features may seem a little out of the blue, they actually make perfect sense. Both rockstars performed with NIN during the 2014 Grammys.

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power is slated for an August 27 release and from the sounds of a recently released song snippet, it's bound to excite even the heaviest of rock fans.

Last month, Halsey revealed the meaning behind the album.

"This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth," she wrote on Instagram. "It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months. The idea 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," they continued. "This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. 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!"

On July 14, the singer and her partner Alev Aydin welcomed their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin.

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