If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, Halsey’s fourth studio album, was not only one of our Top Albums Of 2021, but it also ranked 11th in the 2011 Uproxx Music Experts Poll, which included more than 200 music critics’ recommendations for the year’s best albums. It was undoubtedly a swing towards rock and roll for the pop singer that she thoroughly dominated, working with producers Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor on the album. “Wading through pregnancy, misogyny, historical sexism, and so much more, this record crystallizes her sound in shockingly poignant ways,” Uproxx’s Caitlin White stated.
If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power (Extended) was dropped by Halsey out of the blue today. “The extended edition of IICHLIWP is out now with the new and dark ethereal goodness that is “People Disappear Here” plus a @nineinchnails remade version of “Nightmare,” they tweeted about the new version.
The Nine Inch Nails version of “Nightmare — Reprise” adds more live percussion and cosmic effects that breathe new life into the epic jam, as if the original “Nightmare” wasn’t already a powerful enough jolt. Meanwhile, Halsey, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Greg Kurstin, the album’s super songwriting team, wrote “People Disappear Here.” As they sing about escaping an oppressive web of existence, Halsey has a strong sense that they’re communicating a longing to break free. The outro guitar and piano of the song bring those deep emotions to life.