Commissioned by Winspear and in collaboration with Major Murphy. Using my personal archive along with Major Murphy’s database of images as source material I created the album art for the band’s debut album No. 1. Removed from the studio and photographed in my Brooklyn apartment the artwork attempts to overlap the shared experiences, conditions, and histories of myself and the members of Major Murphy.
“Not quite pastiche, the lyrics of songwriter Jacob Bullard come from millennials’ unique cache of societal anxiety and ego-crises. On one hand, the technicolor and mechanized world of No. 1 is unmistakably ours: we are over-stimulated and pressured, confused and frustrated. On the other, Bullard heaves up worries seeded in adult selfhood and relationships, working for answers beyond life’s many brief and manic vanities.”
Album design by Aaron Lowell Denton.