Halsey Performed on ‘SNL’ With Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham

On Oct. 9, Kim Kardashian West hosted Saturday Night Live. Halsey served as the episode’s musical guest and performed two songs from her new album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. During Halsey’s second song of the night, the singer-songwriter performed with former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.

Halsey and Lindsey Buckingham perform on 'Saturday Night Live'
Halsey and Lindsey Buckingham | Rosalind O’Connor/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Halsey released a new album called ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power details Halsey’s journey with falling in love, pregnancy, and motherhood. The album was produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Halsey also released an IMAX film for the concept album that featured some of the songs from the album.

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power has 13 tracks:

  1. “The Tradition”
  2. “Bells in Santa Fe”
  3. “Easier than Lying”
  4. “Lilith”
  5. “Girl is a Gun”
  6. “You asked for this”
  7. “Darling”
  8. “1121”
  9. “honey”
  10. “Whispers”
  11. “I am not a woman, I’m a god”
  12. “The Lighthouse”
  13. “Ya’aburnee”

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Halsey performed on ‘SNL’ with Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac

On SNL, Halsey performed two songs from If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power: “I am not a woman, I’m a god” and “Darling.”

The singer’s performance of “I am not a woman, I’m a god” took on a sci-fi spin. For the performance, Halsey wore a futuristic black bodysuit and debuted a new undercut hairstyle. At the start of the set, the lyrics to “I am not a woman, I’m a god” played in an automated and robotic voice.

Surrounded by smoke, Halsey showed off their stage presence. The singer-songwriter appeared to effortlessly belt out the song’s bridge and final chorus.

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For the second set of the night, Halsey performed the song “Darling” alongside Buckingham who played guitar. The soft rendition of “Darling” starkly contrasted with Halsey’s earlier performance of “I am not a woman, I’m a god,” showcasing the singer’s range.

As Buckingham strummed the guitar, the former Fleetwood Mac member occasionally provided back-up vocals during Halsey’s performance of “Darling.”

Hasley has performed on ‘SNL’ multiple times

Throughout her career, Halsey has served as a musical guest on SNL four times. The singer-songwriter also appeared as a host and musical guest on SNL in 2019.

If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power is Halsey’s most critically acclaimed album to date. Originally, the singer-songwriter wanted to release an album like If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power when she was working on her 2020 album Manic.

“When I started writing Manic, my last album, I really had the intention of writing something that was kind of darker with like more angst,” they said in a moderated conversation with Reznor and Ross. “And then life got in the way, as it does, and kind of rerouted my creative process.”

She continued, “I ended up making a record that was kind of like colorful and euphoric and self-deprecating. But I still really wanted to make that other album.”

As a result, Halsey set out to create If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power.