M&M’s have sure been making headlines lately. But we’re not here to debate the pros and cons of having go-go boots. No, this is a different kind of M&M’s story. Via DesignTAXI, we’ve learned that as a way of celebrating a diverse array of popular musicians, from Bowie M&M’s to Kacey Musgraves M&M’s. M&M’s has released four distinct Album Art packs. A different album cover from a different musician inspired each one of these.
The artists selected represent a wide range of musical genres, cultures, backgrounds, and generations. These aren’t M&M’s you can just taste, but M&M’s you can hear. (Well, metaphorically speaking). You can check out the new musically inspired M&M’s bags right here:
The yellow M&M represents the late, great David Bowie, wearing the iconic lightning bolt insignia across his face. Just as he did on the cover of his 1970s album Aladdin Sane.
The green M&M is perched high up on a cloud wearing a white cape. This represents Latin pop star Rosalía’s 2018 album El Mal Querer. That album still is one of the longest-charting albums in Spain in history.
The green M&M does double duty, as on a different bag, as she holds a paper fan in front of her face. This looks pays homage to country singer Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, her third studio album.
Finally, a shadowed M&M who does not want us to know who they are poses as R&B singer Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson. Better known as H.E.R. Which stands for “Having Everything Revealed,” by the way. The image is a recreation of their 2017 debut album cover.
M&M’s senior associate brand manager said in a statement that “M&M’s believes music inspires emotion, which has the power to connect people by helping them see past their differences and encourages connection and belonging.” Hopefully, if this branding continues, we see some more musical icons get the chocolate treatment in the future. We can think of one or a hundred more who deserve the honor. And many more albums we’d like to see honored in M&M’s form. For now, we’ll happily snag a bag of Bowie M&M’s. Please and thank you.