With digital record sales going through the roof of late, and an obsession with Kindles and e-readers rapidly coursing through my tube carriages; I started to worry that the artwork attached to music and books would be a casualty of these “helpful” technological innovations.
Fear not, fellow music-art-lovers, some artists are still paying attention to the visual beauty of the brand new album sleeve.
Behold below the new album by Friendly Fires entitled Pala. Its cover is a thing of absolute gorgeousness. It personifies everything that’s wonderful about the band, who make joyful spirit-lifting music to bop along to.
Also out this week is Smother, the second album from Indie songsters Wild Beasts. Another glorious cover of feathery wondrousness, which itself conveys the band’s crooning and melancholic tracklist.
I hope that authors will also continue to pay attention to the cover of their books, as the reader is still interested in them, as they are often a key factor in conveying the nature of the story that lies within. Here’s a past favourite of mine:
Remember kids, the saying is not, and hopefully never will be
“Don’t judge a book by its Kindle resolution”.