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Halsey's Fourth Studio Album Garners Praise from Taylor Swift

Afouda Bamidele
Sep 03, 2021
06:00 A.M.
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Halsey received a lovely shoutout from fellow music star Taylor Swift, who did not hold back on how she felt about the singer's new album. Swift was appreciative of Halsey's artistry in the body of work.


Halsey has a big fan in fellow singer, Taylor Swift and the "Folklore" crooner proved it in a recent post on Twitter. This came after Halsey dropped their fourth studio album, "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power."

The album came many months after the music star was away from the spotlight for a while. Halsey had been preparing to welcome daughter Ender Ridley Aydin and keeping up with fans on social media.

Halsey and Taylor Swift at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images



Swift quoted Halsey's tweet where the singer had introduced their album to fans and gave a little backstory to the music project. Swift wrote about how the album made her feel, noting that she was "blown away."

She commended Halsey's artistry, confessing that she was impressed by the singer's "commitment to taking risks." The "1989" crooner shared that Halsey has given "a brave new era to dive into and explore together."


Swift concluded her shoutout by encouraging her over 88 million followers to begin streaming "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power." Halsey was touched by Swift's kind words and quoted the tweet, writing, "Thank you, T ... means so so much."

"If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" was released on August 27 to the delight of fans via Capitol Records.



The "Without Me" crooner and the "Love Story" singer have known each other for several years and have been friends all along. Fans often see them supporting each other on social media.

Halsey has also been expressive about their love for Swift and her artistry in the past. When the Grammy-winning singer dropped her ninth studio album, "Evermore," Halsey showed her support on Twitter.


Also, when Swift faced public drama regarding her music label, Halsey stood by her. Due to their close bond, fans have an inclination that Swift probably made her cute signature silk baby blanket for Halsey's child.


"If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" was released on August 27 to the delight of fans via Capitol Records. The album was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and featured 13 tracks.


In a statement, The "Graveyard" singer shared that the collection portrayed the message of the "joys and horrors" of pregnancy and childbirth as it was released a month after they welcomed Ender.

The album also has an accompanying film experience written by Halsey. The cover art was in itself a phenomenal entity, as it bore an image of Halsey sitting on a "Game of Thrones-styled throne."


The singer, who donned a regal silk lavender gown styled by Law Roach, had one part of their body and breast exposed while a child sat on their lap. Their head was adorned with a gold crown as they stared off in the distance.

Explaining the meaning behind the provocative cover, the singer shared in a statement that they wished for the album cover to convey the "sentiment" of their pregnancy journey in the past few months.

The "Castle" crooner noted that their concept was to depict the idea that one could be a sexual being and a vessel for childbirth. Halsey noted that they wanted to carry off the message that both theories could co-exist.