Choice Covers: Overhead, The Albatross – Learning to Growl  

Posted March 2, 2017 in Music Features

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The Choice Music Awards is an annual celebration of the best Irish albums. We delve a little deeper to discover the story behind the album artwork chosen by some of the contenders and its relationship to the music in question.

Overhead, The Albatross worked with musician and artist Nick Boon who used a copper plate etching process in the creation of the artwork. 

“When we were discussing themes and imagery for the album artwork, we always felt a connection to the idea of childhood curiosity and urge for adventure. We think it suits the type of music we produce and I suppose in a way it represents the feeling that we can take this project as far as we want. We try and not put limits on ourselves when it comes to our music and in a way thats reflected by the care free and innocent nature of the child combined with the freedom of flight represented by the bird. Obviously its all open to interpretation but those was some of our thoughts going into artwork process and we were all delighted with what Nick came back with.


Looking up different artists was a long but enjoyable process. It’s so amazing to see the wide number of talented artists we have in this country and exciting to think what an artist can do to help your music come to life. Nick was brilliant to work with from the start, he was really receptive to the ideas we had in our heads and developed them even further while putting his own stamp on it. The detail Nick managed to get using the copper plate etching process really reflects the amount of detail and effort we put into writing the album over a 4 year period.”


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