This project makes me seem much more cool than I really am, and I have to thank Roz from Heavy Looks for that. She is the lead singer and all around Cool Lady who got in touch with me to stitch the album cover for their old/new release Waste It Right. It’s old because it has been available digitally for a while. It’s new because the hardcopy CD is going to be available for the first time tomorrow at their show at The Frequency here in Madison.
I learned a lot from this project. Perhaps for the first time in my life, I found myself wishing I had formal training in design. I’ll always remember the feeling of utter panic when she first reached out to me. An album cover? I have no idea how to do that! So I did what anyone would do – I faked it the best I could. Luckily, Roz was great to work with, and knew what she wanted, which made the end result kind of perfect.
It’s hard to tell from the photo how big this thing really is. Check out the photo below for scale.
I think the band plans to use it somehow at their live shows (I’m not cool enough to use the word “gig”). I like to imagine Roz pinning it around her neck and using it as a cape as she flaunts and does her thing on stage. I’m not sure that will happen, but it looks awesome in my head.
Give their bandcamp a listen. Buy the album. Follow them on social media. Support local music. These folks are putting themselves out there in the most admirable way. I envy and fear them.