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UNLOCK YOUR CITY joins forces with Anfisa Letyago on “Street Covers”, a new platform uncovering local talent in music and art

The new initiative for 2023 sees UNLOCK YOUR CITY working with Anfisa Letyago and legendary album sleeve artist Brian Cannon to spotlight unsung music & art talent from around the world and showcase the cities and streets that have inspired them

  • In Partnership with UNLOCK YOUR CITY
  • 16 March 2023

Introducing a unique platform ‘Street Covers’ from UNLOCK YOUR CITY (UYC), spotlighting musicians operating outside of the mainstream and partnering them with artists to revive the lost art of the album cover. Working with Naples’ DJ and producer phenomenon Anfisa Letyago and legendary album sleeve artist Brian Cannon, UYC will celebrate local artists and the underground scenes that inspire them — creating a global platform for them to be heard.

Street Covers will peel back the curtain of modern, urban culture in the UK, uncovering the best unsung talent and learning about their local creative scenes. Both Brian and Anfisa will spend time with the artists to explore their relationship with their communities and discover how their city influences their creative processes. The pair will uncover the rich history between music and art – where true creative alchemy happens. The local musician will create a track that represents their creative journey, while Anfisa will guide them through the physical and emotional process of making and performing ground-breaking music that will captivate a global audience.

At the same time Brian Cannon, famed for creating iconic album artwork for the likes of Oasis and The Verve, will be providing support for the local visual artists. With an instinctive ability to connect art and music, he will work with the local artist as they create a visual identity for the track — developing a unique design that truly represents their craft.

“The concept behind Street Covers resonates so much with me personally," says Anfisa on the project. "Where we live and spend our time plays a central role in our lives. For me, Naples has formed such a significant part of my journey as an artist – the sounds, the smells, the people – it has all been intrinsic to my story. I’m looking forward to working with a line-up of incredible talent to develop music that represents their unique journeys of creative discovery.”

Brain Cannon adds: “Music is so emotive, everyone has a different relationship with it, so managing to capture the essence of a track within a piece of art is extremely special and something I’ve dedicated my entire life’s work to.” He continues, “I can’t wait to meet the artists and embark on this creative journey together. It’s going to an incredible challenge, and what a fantastic initiative to be a part of.”

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