Halsey will release their fourth studio album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, tomorrow, and if early reviews are anything to go by listeners won't be disappointed. The album, produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, currently holds a Metascore of 77 based on six critic reviews.
"While the album is rooted in this chapter of Halsey's life, inextricably connected to their experience with pregnancy and childbirth, the story is still their own. They are not reducing themself to Halsey (new parent), but asserting themself as Halsey (musician/mother/filmmaker/whatever comes next)." ★★★¾ —Consequence
Halsey's new album, If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, is produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and features Dave Grohl, Lindsey Buckingham, Pino Palladino, and more. Read @MarySiroky's review: https://t.co/g32nSSPT9p @halsey pic.twitter.com/7rmamFDaoW— Consequence (@consequence) August 26, 2021
"... a definite power-up from an artist who carries, as promised, 'a knife with the heart on my sleeve.'" ★★★★ —The Independent
Halsey’s fourth album is a grunge-pop whoosh of tormented sonic melodrama – review https://t.co/zlHefHpNWX— Independent Music (@IndyMusic) August 26, 2021
"If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power doesn't contain sweeping declarations that untangle the Gordian knots of motherhood or impermanence, nor can one really expect it to. Halsey is processing the beauty and brutality of such experiences, and that's an impressive kind of labor on its own." ★★★½ —Rolling Stone
Halsey's fourth album is a fascinating, if at times overwrought, collaboration with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Read our review of ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’https://t.co/qX0JhRVmRe— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 26, 2021
"...any accolades Halsey may earn for their latest work won't be because of the men they're working with, it will be because they're a maverick... they present a masterclass in songwriting and production overflowing with a seductive industrial canvas as well as noise-rock, punk choruses, and fuzzed-out guitars." ★★★★½ —Spin
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