She looks tacky as hell on the single cover, but I like it. It's Mariah. What were people expecting? She likes tight dresses, cut outs, her breasts, long weave, and airbrushing. She's not about to reinvent her image 22 years in.
Can't wait to hear the single. I hope the "surprise" today is a snippet.
TBH, I'm glad you posted this. They need to be put in their place.
But in Gaga's case, the album cover was tongue-in-cheek. Mariah's is just plain dated. It'd be different if Gaga had already covered motorcycle metal albums but she hadn't. I personally don't have high hopes for Triumphant (I want to though, and I'll still be excited to hear it) based on this cover.
I wouldn't say the issue is that Gaga's is "out there". I'd say it was poorly designed. The concept is not the problem, it was the rudimentary execution.
Mariah has the same issue. It's not that it's just a simple picture with a font, or that it's photoshopped. It's that its so poorly photoshopped. Whoever made it was just having TOO much fun with filters.
But, honestly, it's just covers. They mean little. The music is everything.