We are looking for a cover (6-pages) and CD design for our 2nd album „Ain´t it good?“.
What should the album design transport?
In general the album design should transport that one should not only see the negative things but also always look for positive things in life. Most importantly that the positive overweighs. Especially in a very difficult situation it is very important to let the positive inspire you. Keywords are „enjoyment of live“, „overcome bad times“, „be strong in bad times, think about the good times“, „Be happy“, „experiment and find out what you like, find a purpose and find things you love“, „never give up, keep going“, „Colorful“. There are so many bad things in the world, war, lies, politics, diseases, … one could easily resignate and fall into depression. Don´t let yourself down, find things you like and be happy.
„Ain´t it good?“ is also the name of one song in the album (see below in the link for audio and lyrics for inspiration).
There is also a personal history in connection to this album.
Our singer was diagnosed with breast cancer nearly 2 years ago, and has ever since been going through a lot oft treatments in order to heal. Most of the lyrics of the songs are influence by that, also the song „Ain´t it good?“.
These are the options we have in mind so far:
- Transport happiness / the good things in life with the design
- Or a combination of good and bad things in life, maybe flowing into each other or one thing in the background / the other in the foreground
One very specific idea we liked (optional, must not be included):
The opening scene of Guardians of the galaxy 2 shows in the background explosions and fights. In the foreground it shows Baby groot (a living baby tree, very cute) dancing and having fun. The Overall tone is very colorful. See here from 1:43: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjPe9gcXtT4
Related to that our idea was to have a young and cute dancing living dandelion with speakers next to him or headphones on his head in the foreground and the world going down (explosions and stuff) in the background.
Another reference we like is the album cover of slash feat. Myles Kennedy „world on fire“.
An idea that we also would like to see in the designs is a band picture in the style of a cartoon (for reference: https://www.google.de/search?biw=19…1loJLDdJM: , also: https://www.google.de/search?biw=19…aMoljTnQNM : )
To match our bands aesthetic you can take a look at our band pictures: http://www.dandelion-revenge.de/ind…hp/galerie