I'm reaching out to you today because I just got done recording my first album and I need someone to help me with the album (front and back) cover imagery. I have a few concepts I can run by you to give you an idea of what I'm looking for. I also welcome alternative ideas you may have in regards to the project. Just keep in mind that this album cover will be my first marketing tool before anyone even listens to the album. So it has to be an attention drawer, the kind of design that makes you pause and be curious about the content. I want it to have that purple cow effect.
The title of the album is 'THE BAYOU'. think of a place (a new earth) where we don't have to wear masks anymore to be (thrive) in society. Authenticity would be the name of the game.
Also, think eclectic, like an international (earth) citizen because the album will contain songs in English, French, and Spanish. Just to give you a little bit of background about myself, I was born in France, raised in Cameroon, educated in the United States and have been travelling the world ever since and found myself home in many cultures. I want to capture that, the diversity of our species, and yet that very essence that makes us all one. Furthermore, I want this to be marketable to countries like China and India. Those are emerging countries looking for exciting products and I want the cover of this album to appeal to them as well.
Ultimately, I want the album to be all that I listed above and so much more. I want it to be symbolic, a force for healing, something people can hold dear to their heart because it gave them the courage to be something more. Bare in mind this will be my coming out album. By coming out, I mean I decided to be transparent about the fact that I'm gay. And I want this album to carry that energy of freedom, not only for gay people, but anyone who feels trapped and unable to express their full potential. So again, think authentic, eclectic, healing.
Let me know if you can help me bring this concept to reality.
I look forward to your answer