Album: Tour To Nobody
Label/Vertrieb: Rise Records/BMG
Combining often unusual, yet emotionally harrowing lyrics, distinctly raw vocals, and an indie-pop sensibility, Brooklyn-based folk-rock project Covey is the creation of British multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tom Freeman.
Following the outbreak of Covid-19 and cancellation of tours across the globe, Freeman felt listless and, missing the live show experience, he decided to do a tour of a different kind––a Tour To Nobody. From September 8th through 19th, he hit the road to film and record performances in off-the-wall tourist destinations across the Northeast US, including the Bread & Puppet Theatre, where Bernie Sanders flexed his acting muscles, to the Desert Of Maine, a natural phenomenon deep in the pine forests of an otherwise wintry landscape.
Today the Tour To Nobody sessions are streaming everywhere, courtesy of Covey’s new label, Rise Records. This marks the start of a new relationship between the young songwriter and the label, who will release his forthcoming new album sometime in early 2021.
Freeman documented the Tour To Nobody experience on his newly created TikTok page quickly amassing followers to now almost 90K on the platform and over 4 million views. He has also been sharing full session videos via his YouTube channel.
Upon relocating to the US and landing in Boston for school in 2010, Covey was eventually conceived and managed to connect to listeners through Freeman’s own brand of folk-rock which drew inspiration from artists like Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mountain Goats, and Ben Gibbard. Since then, Covey has gone on to release 2 full-length albums which have received praise from publications such as Paste, The Wild Honey Pie, Allston Pudding, All Things Go, PopMatters, and The 405, which noted Covey as "one of the more intriguing indie folk-rock projects of the past few years.” Covey has shared the bill with nationally touring artists such as Hozier, Briston Maroney, Summer Salt, and Vagabon.
Covey’s last album, Some Cats Live. Some Cats Die. was released in May of 2019. Soul-baring and bursting with a breadth of authentic emotion, the album was written after a series of events forced Freeman to upheave his life in Boston and relocate to New York in pursuit of further success with Covey. The house outside the city in which the album was written - slightly distressing, isolated, and strangely beautiful, is the symbolic representation and centerpiece of the project.