Halsey’s film experience for their fourth album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, is coming to the small screen. On Wednesday (Oct. 6), HBO Max announced that they acquired the film after its brief theatrical run in IMAX theaters, which earned nearly $1 million in box office ticket sales from over 70 theaters globally. The If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power film experience is set to debut on the streaming platform on Thursday, Oct. 7.
“I’m so excited to announce that starting tomorrow, October 7th, you can watch my album film “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” on @HBOMAX !!!!!” the singer tweeted.
The film — which is set to the music of Halsey’s fourth album — sees the two-time Grammy nominee assuming the role of pregnant Queen Lila, who unlocks a paranormal ability to both create and end life after a shocking event. The dramatic, horror-infused visual tells a tale of femininity, sexuality and birth while exploring the sonic experience of the Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor-produced album. Halsey wrote the If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power film, which was directed by Colin Tilley. The singer produced the film alongside Jamee Ranta and Anthony Li.
Power found success on the Billboard charts as well — the album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums, a first for Halsey since the 2015 release of Badlands. The album also served as Halsey’s third No. 2 on the all-format Billboard 200 chart, though it reached No. 1 on Top Album Sales following its release.
The singer is set to make their fourth appearance on Saturday Night Live as a musical guest this week on Oct. 9, where they will likely perform songs from Power on the televised stage.