Archive for the ‘Cover Art’ Category

Paloma Faith Reveals Stunning ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ Cover And Tracklist

Paloma Faith has always taken a more-is-more approach to album covers — she held doves against a ring of roses on her debut and floated with parrots for Fall To Grace — but she has really outdone herself with the artwork for third LP A Perfect Contradiction.

The British soul siren appears on the cover multiple times in different outfits. That’s not particularly strange but the army of body doubles also happen to be carrying a naked and seeming unconscious Paloma. It’s completely over-the-top but also beautiful and striking. See the full tracklist for the diva’s much-anticipated new album after the jump. More »

Sara Bareilles Selects “I Choose You” As A Single, Unveils Simple Cover

It’s hard to believe that Sara Bareilles released “Brave” way back in April 2013. Nine months have passed and the feel-good lead single from Grammy nominated LP The Blessed Unrest is still unavoidable on radio and holding steady on the Billboard Hot 100. This week it actually climbed four spots to number 26.

The time has come, however, to look to the album’s second single and the songstress has chosen “I Choose You”. It’s unclear if the Mark Endert-produced toe-tapper is an official single or just a promo release but a cover has been unveiled, indicating the former. And it’s a good choice. Along with “Chasing The Sun”, it’s the sophisticated set’s most obvious and endearing radio hit. More »

Katy Perry Unveils Regal “Dark Horse” Single Cover, Tops iTunes Chart

After an unusual chart stumble with “Unconditionally”, the Katy Perry juggernaut is back on track with “Dark Horse”. The Juicy J-featuring trap-pop adventure leapt into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week (it jumped from number 11 to 6) and reached the top spot on the iTunes download chart yesterday (January 8).

To celebrate what is increasingly looking like yet another number one, Katy unveiled the “Dark Horse” cover art. It’s an elaborate drawing by New York-based artist Yao Xiao of the “Roar” diva dressed as a knight. Could this be an insight into the much-anticipated video? In other happy news, Prism sold its one millionth copy in America last week — so congratulations all around. More »

Shakira And Rihanna’s “Can’t Remember To Forget You” Gets A (Disappointing) Cover

Shakira‘s much-anticipated duet with Rihanna was officially confirmed this morning (January 6) on Twitter after months of speculation and an amusing anecdote from Pitbull. (It turns out Mr. Worldwide wanted RiRi to sing on “Timber” but she had to pass due to a previous engagement with a certain Colombian superstar).

The “Can’t Remember To Forget You” promo continues with the unveiling of the cover. Unfortunately, it’s a bit dull. When you have two of the sexiest women on the planet collaborating, why use a black-and-white photo of furniture as the artwork? Perhaps this is just a promo pic to tide us over until January 13 when the single hits iTunes. Fingers crossed. More »

Karmin Unveil Their Fiery ‘Pulses’ Album Cover And Announce Release Date

Karmin will release their forever-in-the-making (at least, it feels that long) debut LP Pulses on March 25. The tracklist hasn’t been announced yet but it will definitely feature hip-hop/pop adventure “Acapella” and soulful new single “I Want It All”.

The duo also unveiled their album cover and it’s fair to say they both look pretty incredible in their matching maroon ensembles. I’m not sure what the red color scheme is all about but it works. What can we expect from the music? “The honeymoon is over now,” they explain. “There’s… some serious stuff. There’s definitely a lot more depth in it, which is something we’ve always felt we wanted to do.” More »

Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Album Cover & Final Tracklist Revealed

Turns out that tracklist for Katy B‘s Little Red we posted the other day wasn’t the final deal. But now we have the legit list of song titles as well as the cover art, so there you go. What’s no longer on the album: the previously mentioned “Wicked Love,” “Blue Eyes,” “Stay Down” and the “G” at the end of “All My Loving” (so, in other words, it’s now “All My Lovin’”). What’s replacing those songs: “Play,” “Emotions” and “Still.”

Little Red has a UK release date of February 3, but Sony tells Idolator that a US release date has yet to be set. We’ll keep fingers crossed, though, that it happens.

Final tracklist below. More »

Lea Michele Reveals ‘Louder’ Album Cover & Tracklist, Previews Single “Cannonball”

On Glee, Lea Michele graduated from William McKinley High to NYADA, and from a character who series writers seemed to have run out of ideas for in Season 3 to one of three faces who now have viewers breathing a collective sigh of relief when they pop up in each episode (the other two being fellow Glee vets Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera).

So here we are prepping for 2014, which will hopefully boast far better creative output from the music sphere than 2013 did. Lea finds herself going for pop glory by throwing a cap into the mainstream ring with upcoming album Louder, the tracklist for which was revealed today. First single/album opener “Cannonball” was penned by Sia, something immediately evident in the minute-and-a-half preview of the song now available online. “I won’t hide inside, I gotta get out, gotta get out, gotta get out,” Michele sings in the lead-up to the chorus, with a vocal delivery reminiscent of Sia’s own unique phrasing acrobatics.

Give “Cannonball” a spin and catch the Louder tracklist below. More »

Lucy Hale Unveils The (Very Pretty) Cover Of Debut Single “You Sound Good To Me”

Lucy Hale shared the cover of debut single “You Sound Good To Me” today (December 2) and it’s a sun-dappled delight. Currently better known as Aria Montgomery on hit TV series Pretty Little Liars, the 24-year-old actress will surprise a lot of people when her exceedingly cute country-pop jam hits iTunes on January 7.

For starters, “You Sound Good To Me” sounds like the second coming of Shania Twain — obviously a good thing! — and her playful twang comes across as completely natural. It will be interesting to see how the Hollywood Records signee is received by country music aficionados but pop fans will, no doubt, welcome Lucy with open arms. Watch a live rendition of her new single after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber Shares An Alternate, Shirtless “PYD” Cover On Instagram

Justin Bieber got everyone talking with his pulse-raising, panty-dropping R. Kelly collaboration “PYD” (or “Put You Down”). The woozy sex jam finds the teen in a distinctly horny mood — helpfully suggesting lots of places he’d like to do it with his lady including a countertop, the dining room table and on a plane. (You get the drift).

For such a raunchy song, the cover was a little boring. Well, Justin has remedied the situation by uploading an alternate to Instagram. This time the source of Selena Gomez‘s future therapy sessions is shirtless with a gold chain in his mouth. The mind boggles what he will do in the video. More »

R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’ Album Cover And Tracklist Will Leave You Hot Under The Collar

R. Kelly‘s Black Panties will soundtrack a million one-night stands starting December 10. That’s the goal at least. From the eye-popping covers (there are two) to the steamy tracklist, the R&B crooner makes it very clear that he’s only interested in one thing. (And it isn’t your personality).

Let’s start with the artwork. The deluxe version finds Lady Gaga‘s duet partner surrounded by a sea of writhing ladies wearing, you guessed it, black panties. The standard cover is even more icky with the veteran playing a semi-naked woman like a violin.

As for the music, the titles suggest R. Kelly has recorded a collection of tunes equally suited to the strip club or bedroom. Something tells me “Legs Shake” is probably not about cramps, while “Throw Money On You” might not address the singer’s charity work. (I remain hopeful though).

Kelly Rowland guests on “All The Way”, while the 46-year-old goes solo on “Crazy Sex” and “Poetic Sex”. Where’s the romance? Never fear. There’s a (sure-to-be) heartwarming ditty called “Marry The Pussy”, which will no doubt be played at weddings for years to come. Check out the full tracklist and standard album cover after the jump. More »