first noticed this on carplay. some tune from my neurotically curated playlist was playing. glanced over and noticed the album cover art was entirely wrong: it was a king crimson track but the cover art was from a tangerine dream album. after the phone was synced to the computer, checked the king crimson track. its cover art was correct.
noticed the same issue when hiking a day later or so. checked the phone to see what was playing. again, the cover art was from something else although credits for the track were correct.
any guesses on how apple performs this bit of unwanted magic?
mine is that it has something to do with album art that was automatically fetched from itunes but i’ve yet to find a way to test that theory.