With the release of sophomore EP ‘A Conscious Motion’ looming, Kent quintet Cove are rewarding their fan’s patience with the streaming of new single ‘All I Believe’.
Guitarist Pete Woolven comments: “It’s a song that deals with being lost, having everything you stand for fall around you and not being able to relate or connect, whilst desperately holding on to anything that gives a sense of purpose or a reason to carry on.” Discussing the track within the context of the EP Woolven adds: “With all of the songs on “A Conscious Motion” we really wanted to explore different dynamics and push them in ways we hadn’t used before, which influenced parts like the haunting first verse of the song. This section is probably one of our favourite parts on the EP and makes the heavy choruses sound huge.”
The band, completed by Jack Bowdery on Drums, Charlie Smith on Bass, Ben Brazier on Guitar and new vocalist Ben Shorten, agreed on the title ‘A Conscious Motion,’ with each having their own interpretation. Woolven explains his view as concerning “conscious change, making a personal journey”.
Revisiting Hidden Track Studios to work again with Oz Craggs, the band’s focus for the record was collaboration, especially in light of their new line-up: “Ben has been an important part of the band, even before he actually joined, having been our friend and sound engineer. He has definitely brought new things to the table, from another person helping to structure and piece together songs, to also exploring different musical dynamics with his voice. There is a little piece of everyone in each song, something we didn’t have before and this has definitely broadened our sound. “Cove” is a group of individuals who make honest music for themselves not based on current trend or flavor of the month.”
Reaching new emotional depths, the EP covers themes such as the pain of loss and the challenges of soul-searching and acceptance. A must for fans of While She Sleeps, Architects, Devil Sold His Soul and British heaviness in general, Cove declares: “We got bored of being compared to sounding like other bands – we wrote to sound like Cove.”
In celebration of the EP’s release on 23rd March, the quintet will be focussing their energies on the road. Having recently shared the stage with Sikth and touring in support of Feed The Rhino, the metal mob will be taking out Parting Gift in the UK saying: “We’re really excited about our first headline run in April starting on the 15th, and couldn’t be more excited to have Parting Gift out with us on this run!”.
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