This week I decided to take a different approach to my personal project and just listen to artists that inspire me. I not only wanted to get inspired by the covert but I wanted their music to influence what i created. So without researching any images or pictures this week I chose toast some time aside and just listen to my favorite artists and even listen to songs on my playlist that I never really listen to. I have been listening to various artists like Princess Nokia, Drake, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Chance the Rapper, and Kanye West.
This week I chose to look at women who empower themselves through music. I decided to see how their cover art best relates to what they are trying to say in their music and who they want to inspire. These three women all have distinct sounds and it interesting to see the juxtaposition between the music and their album covers.
So far, I have decided to make 3 album covers, one that will be my own creation and two others that are from other underground artists. I wanted my album to be something that powers women, so I wrote just a few women that try to help inspire and uplift women. It would be about accepting your body and not needing anyone to make you feel good about you. So this album is an ode to women and also about me missing home hence baconeggandcheese thats just about Brooklyn. So for my own original album cover I want it to be a pink silk bed set with a sleep mask in it and I’m thinking of doing an actual photoshoot for this.
This NYC rapper, Princess Nokia has a distinct style that I am trying to dissect and create a cover that would be closely related to her music and her overall style. She already has album covers but I wanted to make an alternative album cover for her and find a new and upcoming artist and create an original piece of work for them. Princess Nokia has many similarities in the other overs for her singles and I wanted to keep that same unity that all her album covers have.
My personal project is to create Album Covers for about four different artists, from mainstream to underground artists. I want to be able to come up with designs that I feel will go with the music of the artists and not just something closely related to my style. I will try to go into different genres of music.