I LOVE it! It is beautiful! What do y’all think? About the cover, about the title?
Lines, Vines And Trying Times comes out on June 15! SQUEEE! Pre-order it NOW if you haven’t already. You know you wanna.
I can’t wait!
A little object study after the jump.
After having time to return to more rational thought (it took a while), I wanted to go into a bit more detail about why I LOVE LOVE LOVE this new album cover, and why it seems to instantly put us at ease (if that is what the kids are calling it these days).
Let’s take a look at all of the (US release) album covers:
My first impression after looking at them all is “one of these things is not like the other”. I’m not saying it is bad, just different.
For me, it is all about the gaze. We get a direct gaze on the IAT, JB, and LVTT covers. On the ALBL cover, Kevin is looking one way, Joe another, Nick another and they are not really looking at us.
The IAT and JB covers relate well to each other. Other than Nick being in the middle on the JB one and the Guys upgrading their threads, they convey the same tone in both covers.
ALBL is another story. They feel so far away, and small in the harsh, overstimulating world where nothing is simple – from the glowing umbrella canes to Kevin’s cravat.The cover, and accompanying booklet, were visually stunning, but the cover expresses something exciting and disconcerting at the same time.
This new LVTT cover instantly snaps you back to the IAT cover. It is simple, casual, and natural. This time they are leaning in to connect with us even more (swoon). Unlike the ALBL cover, LVTT is monochromatic, like the IAT and JB covers, but this time it is all about the subtlety of color. It is just beautiful.
I just can’t wait to hear what is inside. I’ll be patient. This cover definitely puts across the message that what is inside is worth waiting for, they’ll make sure of that.
…And…I successfully figured out how to get the new cover in this post 3 times.
[Via: Jonas Brothers Twitter]