Back in July, Bryan Ferry revealed that he was soon to release a new album featuring the talents of his Roxy Music bandmates, including the legendary Brian Eno. The album 'Olympia' is due for release on October 22nd, and as well as being the first time Ferry has worked with Roxy Music since 1973's 'For Your Pleasure', features guest appearances from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Nile Rogers from Chic, ex Stone Roses bassist Mani, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
None of this is news, however. What is news is that he's only gone and gotten Kate Moss to be on the album cover (above). The stunning supermodel takes on an appropriately "roxy" pose for the occasion. In theory, Moss is supposedly recreating the pose from Edouard Manet's 1863 painting, also titled 'Olympia,' though I can't see much similarity, can you?
Speaking to the Metro, Ferry explained why the painting inspired him.
"Olympia was a kind of early pin-up picture and, in a sense, a forerunner of some 20th century pop art, which I feel strongly connected to."
He also compared Kate to Marilyn Monroe (if Monroe had never had a sandwich). "Kate has long been the femme fatale of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful, and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe."
'Olympia' follows Ferry's last studio effort 'Dylanesque' from 2007. It features eight new songs including single 'You Can Dance' as well as covers of Tim Buckley's 'Song To the Siren' and Traffic's 'No Face, No Name, No Number'.