In their new songs, the musicians deal with pornography that only satisfies men and try to reveal the role models of women and break up socially.

The album cover of their current album should reflect its theme: women as« saints and whores », as she herself says . And Halsey, who became a mother in the summer of 2021, wonders: How does that work together?

 In their music they deal with porn-consumption and the corrupted image of women

With her music (and on the socials), the pop singer also addresses everyday controversies that arise from this area of ​​tension.

 In their music they process porn consumption and the falsified image of women

On Monday, January 3rd, she released the single “People Disappear Here” as part of the extended version of the same album (“If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power”) digitally for the first time. It's about a different aspect of being a woman.

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    With Halsey and Billie Eilish, two of the biggest pop stars have released new singles in the last few weeks.

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Halsey: «People Disappear Here»

The song: «People Disappear Here» is already on the album «If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power »published. To a certain extent, however, because on the original release the song could only be heard as a bonus track on the physical sound carrier. Since Monday, January 3rd, the extended version has also been available digitally, including “People Disappear Here”.

That's what it's about: A young woman is walking down a dark alley. Halsey sings: “Hoping when the morning comes
she & # x27; s not another hit-and-run”; so one can only hope that she does not return from the darkness as a victim.

This is how we classify it: “People Disappear Here is a spherical song with a daunting title,” says 20-minute radio presenter Moe. “But I think that's exactly what Halsey was about with her album.”

The artist herself declared “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power” as a concept album that dealt with “the joys like the horror of having children” and the dichotomy of “saint and whore”, as she herself says. She wrote on Instagram: “In the past few years, my body has been publicly owned in many ways, and I'm trying to regain autonomy over it.” It is a long way to dissolve social stigmata, but maybe we are on our way there – thanks in part to Halsey.

Billie Eilish: “Male Fantasy”

The song: “Male Fantasy” is the seventh single from Eilish's second studio album, Ever. Happier Than », Which appeared on July 30th. She released the song and music video on December 6th.

That's what it's about: Heartbreak and trying to distract yourself from it with porn. However, she getsno satisfaction; It's all a male fantasy, sings Eilish (in the original: “She would never be that satisfied, it & # x27; sa male fantasy”).

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Here's how we classify it: «A wonderfully quiet acoustic single», says Moe. “But here, too, it becomes very socially critical: Male fantasy is an expression that is used for media that correspond to the male fantasy that wants to be satisfied,” explains Moe.

In an interview with «i-D», the singer stated that she wanted to speak openly in the song about how «misogynous and absolutely ridiculous» the world of pornography is. An honest argument is uncomfortable: “Porn can feel overbearing, but it can also feel good.” It is certainly not easy, but Eilish also contributes to the discussion and thus possibly to a rethinking.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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