Halsey, 26, is going through a period of love twice this summer.
The two-time Grammy Award nominee is not only going to be parents for the first time any day with her screenwriter boyfriend, Aleve Aydin, but they are also set to release their fourth studio album, If I can’t love, I need power, Nine Inch Nails created by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
The album will be released on August 27, 2021.
On Wednesday, the bisexual singer (who uses the pronoun she/they) released album cover art, which shows herself sitting on a golden throne with an adorable baby boy and a single breast exposed.
Oh, and she’s wearing a crown – of course!
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” the singer captioned the image on Instagram, photographed by Lucas Garrido.
“It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the spirit of my journey over the past few months. The bifurcation of the Madonna and the prostitute. The idea that I as a sexual being and my body as a vessel and my gift to the child are two concepts that can coexist peacefully and powerfully. My body has been related to the world in many different ways over the years, and this image has been my means of reclaiming my autonomy and establishing my pride and power as a life force for my human being. “
She continued, “This cover image celebrates the pregnant and postpartum body as something beautiful that is to be admired. We have a long way to go in eradicating the social stigma surrounding the body and breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!”
Halsey’s fans have been sharing their joy ever since he first announced She was pregnant in January.
“Surprise!” Halsey took to Instagram at the time with a photo of her baby bump, to which Aydin commented: “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness.”
Halsey has been vocal about living with bipolar disorder as well as endometriosis, a disease where the tissues that line the inside of the uterus are present outside the uterus.
in 2016 Rolling stone In the interview, the singer revealed that she suffered a miscarriage before a performance a year ago. Nevertheless, she still went on stage.
“It’s the most terrifying performance I’ve ever had in my life,” Halsey, who has since blamed her endometriosis for the miscarriage, told the magazine. “I want to be a mom more than I want to be a pop star. More than that I want to be anything in the world. “
The singer also opens up about her fertility struggles, telling Guardian A miscarriage last year made her feel “inadequate.”
“Here I am receiving this uncontrolled life, and I cannot do the one thing I have been biologically placed on this earth to do,” she said at the time. “Then I have to go on stage and be this sex symbol of femininity and empowerment? It’s demoralizing.”
He elaborated on his experience manic Album Notes for Apple Music, explaining that because of her health issues, she was beginning to think that motherhood was not meant to be. That is, until a doctor’s visit changed everything.
“One day my OB-GYN tells me it looks like I might [have a baby], and I was so moved. It felt like this ascension into a different kind of womanhood,” she explained to Apple Music. “All of a sudden, everything’s different. I myself am not going on death row because I have nothing else to do and I am compensating more for not being able to get this other thing that I really want. Now, I have a choice. I never had a choice before.”
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