Halsey's just released an extended version of her latest album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power, and it features a reprise of her huge 2019 track Nightmare.
Album producers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have taken the vocals from Nightmare and completely transformed the track using their own production, rather than the synth-filled, bouncy production that Benny Blanco and Cashmere Cat brought to the 2019 version.
Nightmare (Reprise) sounds more skittish and menacing than the original, building over the first half of the track. It truly comes into its own in the second half, exploding in a cathartic conclusion. It's a great way to bring together Halsey's past and present, and it's definitely a track that'll get you headbanging.
If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power saw Halsey embracing more rock-tinged sounds, thanks in part to the production of Trent and Atticus. When announcing the album on Instagram, Halsey wrote that "his album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth." It's arguably Halsey's most complete work yet, and we can't wait to see what she does next.
The extended version of If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power also features a new track, People Disappear Here, which is a downtempo track, and suits the overall vibe of the album. Together, this is a double dose of goodness from Halsey.
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Check out Nightmare (Reprise) below. It's a great example of how different production can transform the mood of a song, and we're so glad this exists!