Behind The Scenes: Cove - Coincide:Collide

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Following up their debut ‘We Were Once Lost’ sees Kent heavy crew focussing on collaboration for ‘A Conscious Motion’: “There is a little piece of everyone in each song, something we didn’t have before. This has definitely broadened our sound; we’ve explored new dynamics and opened new doors. “Cove” is a group of individuals who make honest music for themselves not based on current trend or flavor of the month.” With new vocalist Ben Shorten steering the ship, it is a must for fans of While She Sleeps, Architects, Devil Sold His Soul and British heaviness in general. Cove declares: “We get bored of being compared to sounding like other bands – we wrote to sound like Cove.” With the record scheduled for release 23 rd March, the band is here to give a greater insight into the filming for their recently released video single ‘Coincide:Collide’…

We shot the video for “Coincide:Collide” with Lewis Cater (Neck Deep, Moose Blood) around mid-December of 2017. The location we shot at was an abandoned safe house in Peckham, London. It was absolutely freezing and a few of us were ill with colds and the flu and I just remember feeling completely worn out after my own takes due to being so ill at the time.

We picked this track to lead the EP campaign with because we felt like the song encompasses everything we have tried to achieve in “A Conscious Motion”- it’s still ridiculously heavy but shows dynamic instrumentally and also vocally, which I think really makes a clear statement about the direction in which the band is headed. Working alongside Lewis, we pitched a rough idea of what we were after and let him use his expertise to bring our idea to life and create what we feel is a visually stunning and epic video that fits the music perfectly. We wanted the vibe of the video to suitable for the song, cold looking and eerie but also full of energy when appropriate. We used a few techniques to try and add an atmosphere to the video, one of which was using the seeds of a plant to create the floating debris you see in the video, with Lewis holding a fan and having to tear apart the seeds so the air would blow them around, it looks fantastic in the slow motion parts of the video (we’re still finding bits of the seeds on our gear now!).

The idea behind the video was to show separation, the band are playing in one room whilst Ben is singing in another, facing his own reflections. We are extremely happy with the outcome of the video, we feel along with stepping the music up, it was important to step the visual aspect of the band up also, which we feel we have achieved with this video.

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