For 4 minutes and 18 seconds during ‘Your Ex-Lover is Dead,’ the listener is inside the heads and hearts of two ex-lovers as they sit in silence. The song shifts from awkwardness to ease, from reality to imagined, from regret to satisfaction–all with zero words exchanged. These juxtaposed thoughts and emotions fire randomly, simultaneously, infinitely… and the brain/heart illustration on the poster represents this subtle, internal chaos. The washed-out blue is in line with the melancholy tone of the song, while the style of illustration suggests the glimmers of forgiveness and optimism that penetrate the confusion. One truth we can all bring from this haunting, thoughtful song is that, admit it or don’t, no relationship is ever truly over.
Source: The Indie Rock Poster Book