Below is the single cover for Snow Patrol’s ‘You could be Happy’. We denote a lady walking through town, however the fact this cover is so simple, breeds many connotations. Primarily the woman acts as the connotator. Juxtaposed with song title you assume it is an ex lover watching on the girl he loves hoping she’s found happiness. Focusing on her pose, she’s oblivious to any passers-by, simply going about her life, which could suggest innocence. The reason she’s alone or the emotion she’s feeling is unknown, which remains an ambiguous answer to whether she is happy. She is making no eye contact which suggests the cover is giving information. The tone of black and white have connotations of bleak, or may symbolise memory. Overall, the simplicity of this cover creates its salience. ‘You could be happy’ suggests there’s no knowing of whether they are and also implies he prioritises her happiness as much of letting go may hurt him. This cover shows every aspect. It foregrounds a woman we don’t know is happy, which the song will clarify and almost invites us in because we empathise with him. We can clearly see he still loves her and thinks about her; the dark circle could portray a lens almost into her life and so we’ll want to listen.