UPDATE (3/14): Michelle Zauner joined in on the joke about Japanese Breakfast’s 2021 Jubilee cowl artwork and Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout album artwork’s unfastened similarities. “2022’s feud of the 12 months,” she tweeted, sharing the article under. She additionally mentioned the story in an interview with Pitchfork. “I don’t truly assume it appears to be like something like my album cowl in any respect,” she stated, “however I feel it’s very humorous that Rolling Stone put up an article about it simply because there’s a round fruit within the foreground. I imply his is folks throwing tomatoes at him, and mine is persimmons peacefully hanging round me, so I feel they’re very completely different ideas.”
Exterior of the music itself, one of the vital dazzling facets of Japanese Breakfast’s 2021 album Jubilee is the duvet artwork, which options Michelle Zauner festooned in persimmons.
“Persimmons are fairly current in quite a lot of Asian cultures, as presents that you just give to folks,” Zauner informed Rolling Stone final 12 months. “I had seen a picture of those hanging persimmons which might be dried through the winter and changed into candy, dried fruit. And I actually like the thought of this very bitter, laborious fruit earlier than it’s ripened — on show and slowly maturing and turning sweeter and letting its surroundings influence it. It felt like a really becoming metaphor for the place I’ve come from.”
On Monday, Machine Gun Kelly revealed the album cowl for his upcoming LP Mainstream Sellout. MGK and Zauner don’t share a ton of similarities — save for tattoos — however now we will add cowl artwork to the circle of commonalities of their Venn diagram.
As a substitute of persimmons, Mainstream Sellout options an array of mauve tomatoes being smashed on the wall, whereas MGK poses together with his guitar. We already cited 2021 because the 12 months of Fruit, however we’ll at all times welcome extra produce content material.
Mainstream Sellout arrives on March 25, and to this point MGK has dropped two singles main as much as its launch: “Ay!” that includes Lil Wayne and “Emo Woman” with Willow. He additionally dropped the tracklist, which you’ll be able to take a look at under.
Mainstream Sellout Tracklist
1. Born With Horns
2. God Save Me
3. Perhaps Feat. Carry Me The Horizon
4. Drug Supplier Feat. Lil Wayne
5. Wall of Fame (Interlude)
6. Mainstream Sellout
7. Make Up Intercourse Feat. Blackbear
8. Emo Woman Feat. Willow
10. Paper Cuts (Album Model)
12. Ay! Feat. Lil Wayne
13. Faux Love Don’t Final Feat. Iann Dior
14. Die In California Feat. Gunna & Younger Thug
15. Sid & Nancy
16. Twin Flame