This band sounds similar to Mazzy Star, Odessa, and Liza Anne. I suggest researching these bands to get an idea of the look and feel for this genre, but ultimately we are looking for an original concept. So use these as a source for inspiration, but not for plagiarizing.
Photography: I'm including four different versions of the same shot. Feel free to edit and experiment with additional filtering and effects. But I will not choose your design if their photo is not included on the cover, this is a specific request.
Design concepts: I've included examples of "double exposure" as well as "partially hand-drawn" concepts. I'd like to see takes on both of these, but you are not limited by them. Please feel free to explore creatively, these are just to point you in a direction.
Colors: I'm also including example color palettes I like. You can run with these as is, or explore more on your own. I think that these have the right feel for the artist.
Typography: Please make the typography as important of an element as everything else. Considering that there is only one phrase to work with, the focus on the type will be unavoidable. I've included some examples, but of course fell free to deviate. My examples include hand drawn fonts as well as modern and minimalistic. If you just throw a font on last minute without putting any thought or work into it I will not pick your design. But, don't be too afraid I can give good art direction with the type and will do the best on my end to provide constructive feedback.
Excited to work with you all and let's have some fun!