With their sophomore EP, ‘A Conscious Motion’, scheduled for release later this month, Kent alternative hardcore/metalcore quintet Cove give an 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, 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, 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 be 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, that it was important to step the visual aspect of the band up also, which we feel we have achieved with this video.
‘A CONSCIOUS MOTION’, THE SECOND EP FROM COVE, WILL BE RELEASED ON MARCH 23.
FURTHER INFO ON THIS, AND THE BAND, CAN BE FOUND HERE.