Katy Perry is full of surprises. The singer revealed the artwork for her upcoming album without any teasers. The reveal is earning high praise from fans, but it’s also sparked some comparisons to work from other artists. While Katy’s Eurythmics-inspired style on the cover might be another sign of a New Wave revival, the artwork itself is drawing comparisons to several notable works.
Comparisons to the cover of Christina Aguilera’s 2010 album “Bionic” come from the peroxide blonde hair and the surreal imagery. The eyeball in the mouth looks pretty similar to the cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s 2009 single “Zero.” The surrealism actually goes way back to famous Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, who often used similar motifs in his work.
Check out Katy’s artwork below and compare it to some of these other images.
What do you think of Katy’s take on this classic trope?
(Photo credits: Katy Perry Vevo, Christina Aguilera YouTube accounts)