A year in the making - no thanks to me - is the album art for my friends The Ocean Doesn't Want Me. I did the artwork/photos for their previous album As The Dust Settles as well and that also took me damn near a year to complete.
My concepts were solid, but as with most things, the longer I sit on it the more I start to second guess the ideas and execution. But hey, these things take time right and they've also been busy finishing up mixing of the tracks etc. so no harm no foul. I just like to be way more punctual you know?
So the concept of The Reins in brief is; a letter from the older generation to the younger generation saying; take the reins, we f**ked up. You deal with this.
There are four songs and thus four photographs representing each song.
And then for the cover image up top. I just liked that it almost looks like some sort of chemical reaction taking place. I had no concept for it and this was just something that I spotted by chance whilst house cleaning and then photographed.
Those are the images and the concepts and very short stories behind them and how I interpreted the lyrics to the songs and the explanations by the band as to what they mean for them.
Order their damn album when it drops. This is hard work.
Thanks for reading.