I’m keeping things quick and easy today with a simple visual ode to Lloyd Cole, who’s music heavily influenced a lot of my very early songwriting. In fact, back when I was just starting to pen my own songs I pretty much blatantly ripped him off, especially his vocal phrasing and the literary style of imagery in the lyrics.
While his early records with The Commotions were great, it was his first solo record that really blew me away. I think it had a lot to do with Robert Quine’s guitar work on the album.
This mini-poster only took me about a half-hour to design. (They can’t all be as intricate as the previous one.)
There’s a duality to Cole’s music in that it often superimposes a heavy darkness over a bright, melodic, pop sheen, with beautiful melodies disguising lyrics about heartbreak, frustration, and despair. It brings to mind images of foggy landscapes.
Photos are from Unsplash. Fonts used: hand-lettered.
This is mini-poster #2 out of 50. For a rundown on this project, go here. I’ve also created a Spotify playlistt where I am adding tracks from each of the bands as I create their Mini-posters. Subscribe to it here. Follow me on Instagram to see in-progress work on the mini-posters.