The 20 Most Creative Recent Single Covers


Clover Hope / March 11, 2014

Gone are the days when hip-hop and R&B artists would just plaster their face on cover art and call it a day. Employing more abstract imagery—like Lupe Fiasco’s “$nitches” cover featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in Wolf Of Wall Street—creativity has flourished on cover singles in recent years.

From literal representation of song titles to abstract photos that seem completely unrelated, artists are tapping into their inner Picasso and getting creative. Whether they leave you impressed, pensive or straight-up confused, here are 20 examples of single artwork that switched up the game plan.