If you were lucky enough to attend a random rave thrown by Chase & Status' in late 2021, you might just be featured on the cover of their upcoming album.
The legendary U.K. duo's new album, What Came Before, appears to be borne out of a desire to capture the essence of rave energy and emotion in its rawest forms. Back in November, they hosted a rave in order to capture an image for the record's cover, deciding to ban cellphones at the event.
"We wanted to create an image that captured the very human compulsion to gather in a dark room and dance and sweat," Chase & Status said in a press release shared with EDM.com by Casablanca Records. "Such scenes have a different weight to them after they were off the table for a good while, and we were very interested in capturing a moment of collective catharsis in the shadow of a period of history that pushed isolation on so many. We were really interested in the stories of the individuals in the image—what drives them to want to be in that room?"