If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power ★★★★

Good companion piece to the album!

I do wish the story had a bit more narrative connective tissue but I understand this isn't really that type of project so I can't fault it for that, that's just my personal preference. I also think though that the editing could have been smoother, cutting to black after every song made it feel slightly too music video-y to me. Yes I know it's a visual album whatever! But still, it felt jarring compared to how cinematic the rest of it was.

The makeup and costuming was uniformly excellent, and this thing was shot beautifully. Some great imagery in this. Thought it might lean into the body horror more given how much Halsey talked about that aspect of this whole project but alas!

And of course the music is spectacular, one of my favorite albums of the year. Glad all my favorite songs got a chance to shine ~