It was late one evening when the message slipped it's way into my inbox. It was an unexpected surprise but something that seemed magic and significant. It was an invitation to design the cover for The Cold & Lovely's new EP. Nicole, Meg and I exchanged ideas and came up with a plan. This was back in May and just a few days ago the cover was released.
It started out as an idea. "Ellis Bell" was the pen name of Emily Bronte. Meg and Nicole sent along a few images of the sisters. The cover for the first single off the album was born. I spent a few hours researching real life photos of Emily but only found a few that could be. I played off the image above as well as vintage photographs for my own.
As the album began to progress so did the album art. The vibe shifted and so the original old fashioned photo became yet another idea, still vintage looking but with a lighter feel. Meg came to me with a different photo and the vision came to light. What I love about working with Meg and Nicole is their consistant vision of what the entire package will both look and feel like.
I shot the back cover at a local cemetery. The lights and darks of the image seemed perfect to keep with the energy of the cover. The new website is up and features a teaser from the first single off the album. Background image is mine as well. The album officially comes out Sept 24 and I can honestly say I'm so excited to be a part of it. As most of you know Nicole and I have known each other since pre-school and as I met other members of the band a connection was made. There are some people the moment you meet you already feel like old friends. As soon as I received the mixes I played them on repeat for a week. I can't wait for all of you to hear them too. Click the snapshot of the website to take a listen.