Halsey announced today that her upcoming fourth album will be called If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The title alone makes it worth a listen, far as I’m concerned.
But what really seals the deal for me is the fact that the album will be produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, who recently took home an Oscar and a Golden Globe for the score to the movie Soul. I’m guessing Halsey’s album will fall somewhere between those two worlds. Still, it gives world’s greatest publicist Eric Alper and I plenty to jaw about in today’s Sonic Reducers segment. Join us as we discuss Halsey and her upcoming release, recall another one-named pop star whose partnership with an edgy rocker turned into an epic fail, and debate which NiN album will screw up your 14-year-old faster. Sonic Reducers: One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.