Doja Cat's 'Scarlet' Album Cover Sparks Controversy for Resemblance to Metal Band's Art
Doja Cat's 'Scarlet' Album Cover Sparks Controversy for Resemblance to Metal Band's Art

Doja Cat has dropped a stunning post debuting the cover art of her fourth studio album “Scarlet.”After that Fans noticed that it looked almost identical to the artwork of another album released on the same day.

Doja shared an Instagram post on Tuesday to reveal the cover art for “Scarlet” and confirmed that the project will kick off on September 22.

The artwork features a large scarlet spider on a plain white background with a small drop of blood above its fangs.

Doja Cat’s ‘Scarlet’ Album Cover Sparks Controversy for Resemblance to Metal Band’s Art

However, people on social media were quick to point out that the art for “Scarlet” is very similar to the art for German metal band Cheever’s upcoming album.

“why does doja cat’s album cover almost exactly match a metal band’s album art they posted a exactly month before she posted today and they both have the same release date but only doja Cat’s instagram has the artist showing support in the comments,” wrote one person, posting both album covers side by side.

Cheever also revealed in his post that “Of Gloom” will be released on September 22, the same day as “Scarlet”.

The band has since been posting regularly about the album, including sharing merchandise featuring a spider design.

Both Doja and Cheever tagged painter Dusty Ray as the artist behind their artwork in their respective announcements.

Dusty Ray, who is from Portland, Oregon, originally commented under Doja’s now-deleted post on Tuesday, according to a screenshot shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. Ray commented: “Yes ❤️❤️.”

Ray, who has more than 413,000 Instagram followers, often shares his work on his feed, most of which are horror-themed, feature animals, and use a red and red palette.

As of Thursday, Doja Cat has removed the debut announcement of the cover art for “Scarlet” from her Instagram.

However, Cheever’s announcement from July 29 is present on his Instagram page, as is all of the band’s other posts regarding “Of Gloom” and its artwork.

Representatives for Doja, Cheever, and Dusty Ray did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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