Behind The Scenes: Earl Grey On The Artwork Of Passing Time

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Earl Grey recently released their EP Passing Time. Following its release, they reflected on the creation of its artwork by Loic Gauthey…

As soon as we were finished recording our first EP Ready To Leave we were looking for inspiration for a cover which led to Moritz coming up with an old photograph of his dad as a teenager on his bike. The photo was black and white and really old looking with cigarette burns on it. We really liked it because it fits the title in some way.

Then when we recorded Passing Time we thought we should keep the idea of taking old family photos as covers. We all dug through every old photo album we could get and found this photo of Tristan’s great grandmother that was taken in 1932. It’s a stunning photo of showing her profile and there’s nothing added except her natural beauty. The greenish color comes from the age of the photograph.

For the back of the LP cover we chose a photo from the same album that shows her father, Tristan’s great great grandfather in his reading room. Our music deals with where we come from and who we are and this was another reason to decide on this one.

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