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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


The record topped our top 20 albums of 2021!

Image: Lucas Garrido.

Platinum selling hitmaker Halsey has treated us all with a gift to kick off 2022 in the form of an extended edition of her 2021 groundbreaking album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power. Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, the release recently scored a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and topped MILKY's best albums of 2021.

The extended edition arrives alongside the singers standalone 2019 single Nightmare as well as a reimagined version of the track that better suits the production and sonic exploration of the record. Most notably, the release features a previously unreleased track, People Disappear Here, a down-tempo cut that weaves in jazz piano within a warping guitar realm.

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power is arguably Halsey's most considered record. Superb production from Reznor and Ross, allow the singers evocative and captivating lyricism to run wild in a new sonic playground. The record serves as a comprehensive anatomy of the dichotomy of impending motherhood, sprinkled with Halsey's masterful lyricism that creates a sense of folklore across the thirteen tracks. Offering moments of strength, juxtaposed with moments of intimacy, the ambitious record is a powerful, career-defining moment from one of the 21st centuries most innovative artists. Read our full review here.

Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features, and has sold over 150 million adjusted singles. The singer last played to Aussie fans in December 2019, headlining Falls Festival, prior to the release of her platinum selling album, Manic in 2020. The record peaked at number 2 on the ARIA official album charts. The singer kicked off her Manic World Tour in February this year in Europe. The remainder of the tour has now been postponed until June 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, Halsey has launched her own makeup range, about-face beauty, and released her debut collection of poetry, I Would Leave Me If I Could.

If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power (Extended Edition) is out now!


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