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Albums Of The Week: Halsey | If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross bring their gritty, unsettling textures to these pop cuts.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Halsey penned the songs for If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power herself — but recorded the career-defining album with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, known for their work in Nine Inch Nails and as Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning film/television composers.

In her career to date, Halsey has surpassed sold more than 60 million albums, singles and features. Worldwide, she has sold over 150 million adjusted singles. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power follows Manic, which debuted at No. 1and was the first album of 2020 to be certified platinum in the U.S. and attained platinum certification in numerous other countries also.

She continues to push creative boundaries, expanding her influence and impact beyond music. Her first book, I Would Leave Me If I Could: A Collection of Poetry, debuted on The New York Times Best Sellers list last November. Named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020, she has won over 20 awards, including an AMA, MTV VMA, GLAAD Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award and a CMT Music Award. Halsey continues to use her voice to speak up for causes she passionately believes in, including disenfranchised youth, women’s rights, mental health and the LGBTQ community.”