I am releasing my first single in 5 years after having a successful career as a Record Producer in the UK (working with Little Mix, James Arthur, Soul II Soul, X-Factor etc).
The single will be called 'Vanilla Ocean' by the artist Aubrey Whitfield. Therefore, this song title and artist name need to be on the cover art.
The genre of the song is synthpop/indiepop/synthwave but quite modern and contemporary sounding.
I am inspired a lot by synthwave imagery and colour schemes. I have attached a couple of artworks that will help guide you with the colour scheme - which is a mix of vibrant pink with a turquoise colour - very similar to the colour scheme used in the film 'Drive' staring Ryan Gosling. I think the combinations of those two colours just shouts 'synthwave' (these images are just for guidance, not to be used in the artwork).
As the song is about being stuck at the bottom of the ocean and struggling for air, maybe using some kind of ocean pic or ocean illustration will work - but it's not necessary per se. I'm more fixed on the colour scheme and style. But I do like the idea of an ocean, water or sea being featured somehow.
I also suggest that you take a look at the following link for style inspiration, which is a company called Astral Throb - who collate synthwave images. This the kind of style I'm aiming for with almost an 1980s edge to it, but visually impactful and strong - remember that artwork needs to look very good small as they often appear small on Spotify etc.
I do have a logo but I don't want to use it in this artwork as it's only my initials AW in a box - and for music cover artwork my name needs to be spelled out. So do what you want in terms of the style for 'Aubrey Whitfield' as long as it fits the overall vibe of your artwork.
I will have an array of songs in the near future and will be looking to work with the same designer again, so go for it!
If you have any questions at all, do contact me.