Halsey Celebrates Pregnant and Postpartum Bodies With New Album Cover
July 9, 2021
Halsey is honoring motherhood with her new album cover.
The singer, who’s currently pregnant with her first child, revealed the cover art for her fourth album, out in August, on Thursday, July 8 in an Instagram post. The post features an image of Halsey posed on a golden throne wearing a crown. She’s holding a baby in her lap and one of her breasts is exposed.
In her caption she wrote, “This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth. 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. 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.”
The same day, she also released a silent video of herself walking around the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She stops to admire several pieces of art that depict motherhood, including “Madonna and Child,” “Virgin and Child Enthroned” and others.
“This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired,” she continued in her Instagram caption. “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!”