Wednesday, 30 October 2013

NEW EP ARTWORK : jhené aiko - sail out

Jhené has fast become one of my alternative favourites with her gloomy R&B mixtapes and hip hop collabs - here is the artwork for her debut EP release.

NEW ALBUM & SINGLE ARTWORK : toni braxton & babyface - love, marriage & divorce & hurt you

Longtime collaborators Toni and Babyface have finally got back together for a duets album titled 'Love, Marriage & Divorce' - great title, pretty meh "duets" album cover...

Also, check out the single artwork for 'Hurt You', below:

Thursday, 17 October 2013

* BUMPER CHRISTMAS ALBUM POST * NEW ALBUM ARTWORK : kelly clarkson - wrapped in red, mary j blige - a mary christmas & tamar braxton - winter loverland

So, I held back from posting these albums (even though they were announced over two months ago...), as I was not about to be talking about sleigh bells and bellies like bowls full of jelly while the Summer was still hurr, ya hurr? But it's mid-October now, so I can be coaxed into some Christmas cover chit chat...but lets do it in one big post ;)

Kelly C's album artwork history has had some hits ('Breakaway'/'My December') and misses ('All I Ever Wanted' - ugh, the colour blocking...) and I think her festive release falls on the hit side of the fence. You can get away with a lot of cliche sap when it comes to Christmas visuals (looking at you Mariah), but KC keeps it 100% classy and it's working for me. Loving the little flair of the original-type of "red" and the more understated feel of the whole thing. 9/10

Mary wins on the album title front - ain't nobody going to beat some wordplay! The artwork is pretty much standard fair and could of done with some Kelly-esque typography to jazz it up. 6/10

Tamar only released her debut album a hot minute ago and already she be jumping on the Christmas market #GetMoney #RespectTheHustle! I feel she's gone for a less garish cover this time round, to match the content - but it just feels a little too wimpy to me :/ Liking the fonts though T! 6/10

NEW SINGLE ARTWORK : fantasia - side effects of you

You go Fanny! Finally getting to release a third single from an album :) Loving her Ghetto Vogue look she's rocking for this era's artwork. Make sure you listen to the single release of this song, more stripped back than the album version and it really adds to it.