The Froot cover features Marina against a black background that allows her multi-colored hair to pop. She dons a subtle plum earring in place of Miranda's tutti frutti hat, and incorporates the pink-to-purple gradient into her wavy mane. In another promo image, she angles her shoulders, tilts her head, and raises her arm in a way that channels Carmen Miranda's flamboyant flair, which is also reflected in the large bell sleeves of her dress.
The vanitas influence comes through in Marina's solemn expression, as these 18th century works by painters like van Utrecht (featured above) and were meant to symbolize the ephemerality of life through slightly rotten and decaying fruits. The title track, and others such as Immortal and Weeds, play with this theme of fatality, but all with the quirky sass that is Marina's signature. If at first these two reference points seem disparate, the connection becomes clear when Marina sings lines like "Leave it too long I'll go rot, like an apple you forgot, Birds and words will come for me, the cycle of life is compete," over a upbeat, symphonic tempo. Overall, this record is truly golden delicious.