Covey, is an indie folk-rock project that can proudly boast over 100,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. The Boston based Covey, has managed to accomplish such a feat without major label support. Tom Freeman, a British singer fronts the band and is also known for playing multiple instruments. Freeman’s global upbringing from England, to Hong Kong and Indonesia, brings a broad source of inspiration to his sound and writing. Freeman relocated to the United States in 2010 for school and has continued his musical journey with the formation of Covey.
Haggarty is a mellow and contemplative look at several stages in one’s life. The LP was recorded at Mystic Valley Recording, in retro analog fashion. Haggarty will not only be released on CD and Vinyl, September 22nd, but also, limited cassettes. True story, the cassettes were made by Tom Freeman, himself.
“Call Home” is the first in a sequence of three tracks that provide insightful lyrics and poignant subject matter. They retain some lightness with relatable and catchy choruses without falling off their mark. “Same White Shoes” followed by “Old Man” are like looking at two sides of the same coin. “Same White Shoes” speaks to the longing of one’s childhood (past), while “Old Man” has us looking ahead to the fading golden years of age (future). “Old Man” has the potential to break your heart.
“I’m still ashamed of the time that I’ve thrown away and its mostly done at my own free will.”
Covey lends beautiful, genuine sound to heartfelt storytelling. “Funeral Home” even contains clean and simple whistling that gives a wistful tone. “Eyesore” on the other hand sounds like a light little ditty until the chorus kicks in, and it will have you singing right along before all is said and done. A dramatic and slow building bridge is the perfect accompaniment to the lyrics. Haggarty finishes up with “In or Out” and kills it with an intriguing and quick dissolving discord. Fans of Amber Run, Keaton Henson and artists of the like, will enjoy and appreciate the simplistic, raw beauty of Haggarty.