Halsey is reclaiming her body.
The expectant singer shared an ode to “pregnant and postpartum bodies” on Instagram Wednesday through the cover art of her fourth studio album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” (out Aug. 27).
“This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” wrote Halsey, who announced her pregnancy in January. “It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months.”
The cover features Halsey, 26, regally sitting on a golden throne with a crown on her head and a baby draped on her lap. The singer is dressed in a mauve gown that exposes her left breast, which she said captures the “dichotomy of the Madonna and the Whore.”
The 26-year-old said she wanted the artwork to show that the body can “co-exist peacefully and powerfully” as both a “sexual being… vessel and gift to my child.”
“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,” she wrote.
She continued: “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!”
Halsey first revealed in January that she was expecting a baby with screenwriter boyfriend Alev Aydin on Instagram, where she’s chronicled her growing belly since.
“Surprise!” she wrote, followed by a trio of emojis: a bottle, a rainbow and a baby angel.
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The rainbow emoji is likely a nod to the fact Halsey suffered a miscarriage while on tour about five years ago. (A baby born after a pregnancy loss is commonly referred to as a rainbow baby.)
“I was on tour, and I found out I was pregnant,” Halsey told “The Doctors” in 2018. “Before I could really figure out what that meant to me and what that meant for my future… the next thing I knew I was on stage miscarrying in the middle of my concert.”
Halsey described the show as “the angriest performance that I’ve ever done in my life,” while talking with Rolling Stone in 2016. She added at the time, “I want to be a mom more than I want to be a pop star. More than I want to be anything in the world.”
Halsey was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2016, a disorder where tissue that lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus, according to Mayo Clinic. The singer has since attributed her miscarriage to endometriosis and had surgery to treat the disorder in 2017.
Contributing: Gary Dinges