London-born rising star Tally Spear has just revealed the official music video for her latest single, When Nobody’s Around. Blending haunting melodies with the singer-songwriter’s signature brooding vocals, the track explores life as we all know it since the world effectively came to a standstill, following the global pandemic.
Shot in the arty Barbican estate, the self-directed video sees Tally navigate a desolate and rather bleak precinct. Captured on a hand-held camera, the footage aptly complements the lyrics, and features flashes of signature red tying into Tally’s notably strong aesthetic. Watch the video below.
Tally has said this about the song, “I wrote this track over zoom during lockdown with my close friend, artist and producer Ro Nova. I recorded the vocals at home; sang them over the instrumental of the track she put together from her home. The song is essentially about living each day in the new life we found ourselves in while dealing with Covid19 – seeing the same things over and over, lacking a direction. I think most people in the world will be able to relate to this song in some way.”
Tally has cut her teeth on the live circuit over the last few years, playing venues such as a sold out Ronnie Scott’s, at festivals such as the Vegan Camp Out Festival where she supported the likes of Akala, and performed at the renowned BST Festival in Hyde Park, alongside the legendary Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and more.
Tally’s self-titled debut EP has amassed 130k streams across all platforms, and tracks Already Gone and Oddballwere both added to Apple Music’s prestigious New Music Daily playlist, upon release. The songstress has also garnered great radio support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Introducing London, across previous singles such as Already Gone. Tally’s track Can’t Find What I’m Looking For features in indie film Infinitum: Subject Unknown, starring the legendary Sir Ian McKellen. This is quite the accolade for a completely independent and DIY artist; an ethos which is very important to Tally.
Tally’s passions go further than just music; raised as a vegan, she is also a keen animal rights activist, and is a massive fan of sustainable and cruelty-free fashion. Ever since Tally could hold a pen, the chanteuse has been writing poetry and stories. A trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, the multi-talented artist started writing and playing music at a very young age. Brought up on powerhouses such as Carole King and Bob Dylan, Tally’s own sound is an amalgamation of her punk attitude and pop sensibilities.