Update August 30: Doja Cat seems to have lost the game of spider chicken. The “Paint the Town Red” artist appears to have deleted her Instagram post debuting the cover for Scarlet. Chever’s post remains, and was even posted to stories, with links to pre-order. Doja Cat’s IG profile pic is a photo of a big ol’ arachnid, however. So the spider motif isn’t completely lost. Perhaps the itsy-bitsy album cover will climb go up (on Instagram) again.
Original story follows.
Look at her, look at her — you lookin’? At Doja Cat’s album cover for Scarlet, that is, which she debuted last night. The simple art features a scarlet (well, maybe more magenta) spider with a drop of blood above it. And to some fans, it looked pretty familiar. A month before, the German metal band Chaver previewed their upcoming album, Of Gloom, with a cover featuring what looks like the same spider, with a jewel instead of a blood drop (plus their logo). Both covers were designed by the Portland, Oregon, artist Dusty Ray, whom Chaver said on Instagram has designed all of their albums. And to make things more complicated, both albums will be released on September 22. Vulture reached out to Ray, Doja Cat, and Chaver for comment. In the meantime, see if you can spot more of a difference between the two covers, below.