Published Feb 10, 2016Yeasayer are set to return with Amen & Goodbye this spring, and now the Brooklyn band have shared an intimate glimpse inside the upcoming album's artwork with a new trailer.
The full gatefold artwork (pictured above) features a tableau of sculptures, actors and digital images, combined into what the band describe as "Sgt. Pepper meets Hieronymous Bosch meets Dali meets PeeWee's Playhouse."
It was created by Canadian-born, New York-based artist David Altmejd, who explained the creative collaboration in a statement. It reads:
I'm not very comfortable thinking about image and graphic design. I decided to offer them a sort of landscape filled with as many details as possible. I thought about a series of objects that would be inspired by characters that came from Yeasayer's albums... but also characters that come from the news. There's really fake looking sculptures, there's printouts representing cartoony characters, there's naked people… For me what's very important is that the image offers enough visually for people to be really absorbed in the observation of details.
Fans can now fully immerse themselves in the surrealist artwork by watching the explorative trailer for Amen & Goodbye. The clip takes viewers through a set-up that features everything from bleeding watermelons, to crystallized, dismembered heads, to shattered mirrors, sand sculptures, live actors and more. It closes on a full shot of the mise-en-scene that ended up on the LP's cover.
Accompanying the new visual tour is a sonic sampling of a brand new album track, which is apparently the record's "Prophecy Gun." It follows up the previously shared single "I Am Chemistry."
Watch the new trailer for Amen & Goodbye in the player below. The album arrives April 1 via Mute.