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Release expected end of 2019

Lead singer Hans Bos of the Soft Parade returns with a new album under the name the MonThruSun.  After an extremely creative collaboration with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) that earned them acclaimed albums ‘Pure’ and ‘Get Well Soon’, the band stopped in 1996. Bos kept on boiling all the time and that resulted in a dazzling collection of new songs. “Let My Heart Not Become Blind” reveals a loving view of the world in which through the dark tent cloth light holes can be seen with a full view of the starry sky; A feeling of being connected to each other.

The album was recorded in Amsterdam IJland and Americain Studios with Tinca Veerman (vocals), Robin Berlijn (piano, guitar),  Dick Brouwers (bass),  Eric C. Maas (also Soft Parade, bass), Leon van Egmond (trombone) and violinists Antonio Pliz, Robert Uchida, Robijn Boekelmans (cello) and Imke Jansen (viola).

Together with drummer / producer Remko Schouten (Stephen Malkmus, Zzz, Bull) and supported by these wonderful musician friends, Bos gets into pure, poetic words and with a voice as clear as Bowie and warm as Stuart Staples, the modern soul. Listen to a song like the hope-driven ‘Moon’; or ‘A Hole In Your Head’ that takes you to the bottom of your mind. You won’t let go of the catchy ‘AWeSoMe’ and after the Grande Finale of ‘Home’ a warm light stays on …

The music on the album resounds with artists like Adam Green, Spain, Pavement, Velvet Underground, Tindersticks and – why not – the Beatles.

Videos

Right now (June) directors, filmers and animators are working on videos that will come with each of the songs! The directors/filmers: Bara Lockefeer (Sorry), Willem Jan Bloem (Make Wishes), Eric Maas (Hole in Your Head), Stanley Kolk (Family it’s our Blood), August Swietkowiak (Inking Black), Jochem Jurgens (Powerlack), Susanne Engels (Moon), Jessica Gorter (Awesome), Marjolein Hendrickx (I Can Be Who I Want).

 





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The Album

(ALBUM RELEASE END OF 2019)

Let My Heart Not Become Blind

SONGS

 

A
01. Moon 01:58
02. Awesome 02:22
03. Family, its Our Blood 03:53   
04. Powerlack 03:01
05. Hole In Your Head 01:49
06. Make Wishes 02:45
Total length 15:48

B
07. Something New 03:39
08. Sorry 02:53
09. I Can Be Who I Want 02:31
10. Inking Black 01:32 
11. Home 05:11
Total length 15:46

Hans Bos vocals, instruments, bass (02,
Remko Schouten drums, percussion, backing vocals
Robin Berlijn guitar, piano, backing vocals 
Tinca Veerman vocals
Dick Brouwers bass (3,4,8)
Eric C. Maas bass (1)
Robert Uchida violin
Leon van Egmond trombone, backing vocals
Antonio Pliz violin
Imke Jansen viola
Robijn Boekelman cello

Music, lyrics and arrangements by Bos.
Produced by Bos and Schouten.
Recorded and mixed by Schouten at Americain Studios and IJland Studios, Amsterdam.
Original recordings by Bos at The Cookwood Dormitory.
Mastered by Schouten at Americain Studios.
Artwork KochxBos Studio Illustrations by Maisei Raman (€SS).

 

SOUND SAMPLES

Listen to ‘Make Wishes’ by MonThruSun
Listen to ‘Moon’ by MonThruSun
Listen to ‘ICBWIW’ by MonThruSun

(Vinyl record LP / expected end of 2019)

Posts

Lyrics


SIDE A – WAKE UP
01 Make Wishes
02 Awesome
03 Powerlack
04 I can Be Who I Want
05 Sorry

SIDE B – LIE DOWN
06 Moon
07 Family – it’s our blood
08 Hole In Your Head
09 Something New
10 Inking Black
11 Home


01  MAKE WISHES

You, have these great ideas
Hear, the street is listening
They, will awake us here
The morning will be singing.

New thoughts that jumped
Out of your head
While the rest was still in bed
And the pieces came right falling in place.

Make your wishes and blow
(here you go – so much better than the day before)
Make your wishes and blow
(Here you go – so much better than the day before)

You said remove the top
Spit on the fire that’s burning
Then, if it doesn’t stop
The morning will be singing.

Change, all these rules
That aren’t yours
Here and there blocking the doors
And the pieces come right falling in place.

Make your wishes and blow
(here you go, so much better than the day before)
Make your wishes and blow
(here you go, so much better than the day before)


02 AWESOME
The city sleeps
We are wandering the canals
The water chimes our romance
We make wonders of ourselves

Never been so here and now
Your smile is burning in my eyes
Not to fade into this darkness
Not even then when I go blind

And who will say that I am mad
Fantasies in my big hat
The stars that look at us instead
Boats will take us to our bed

A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome, we are awesome you and me)
A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome pretty awesome you and me)
A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome, we are awesome you and me)

The Irish coffees in the bar
Made us open up our hearts
No sleep until we are apart
The bed is leaving for the start

And who will say that I am mad
Fantasies in my big hat
The stars that look at us instead
Boats will take us to our bed


A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome, we are awesome you and me)
A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome pretty awesome you and me)
A we so you
A we so me
(this is awesome, we are awesome you and me)


03 POWERLACK

Say something, make a Mark now
It’s all in your hands
That hesitating, opinion shading
I cannot understand
Don’t you see that, the sheep are pushing
Each other to the fence
And that behind the iron lining
Lies the bottomland

Oh my Lord, the water is breaking
A million babies dancing and shaking
Playpen cities popping and rolling’
This is crazy, are we really awake
Cause you, lack the power to make
The changes
Cause you, lack the power to make
These changes

Do something, make a Mark now
This land is your land
A levitation, drifting nation
Dare to burn the sand (there is Bernie Sanders)
Don’t you see the, people rushing
Along the streets alone
Seeking for a great conductor
Building a peoples home

Oh my Lord, the water is breaking
A million babies dancing and shaking
Playpen cities popping and raisin’
This is crazy, are we really awake
Cause you, lack the power to make
The changes
Cause you, lack the power to make
These changes


05 I CAN BE WHO I WANT

You sit on the fat boy
He is always there
And blame the air con
For the freezing air
And I hear what you say
But I am not listening
Because I don’t need you to make me feel bad about myself
That’s pretty well covered
By me

You’re shitting on the fat boy
There’s always one
And blame for the weather
When the sun hasn’t shown
Because I don’t need you to make me feel bad about myself
That’s pretty well covered
By me

I can be who I want
I must not be who I am not
Who I am, I have forgot
I can be who I want
I can be who I want
I can be who I want
I can be who I want
I can be who I want


06 SORRY

Yeah, I’m sorry – for everything you have seen
So sorry – for whom I’ve been
So sorry – for never thinking of you

Yeah, I’m sorry – for all the things I have done
So sorry – for what went wrong
So sorry – you had to live this through

I can only say that I was dumb
Thought that loving was this shade of numb
Never thought of taking care of you
Stopped whenever you wanted to go through
Can it be that I was born a dick
Thinking shame was a sort of foreign trick
Yeah – I’m sorry

(everything – you have seen)

Yeah, I’m sorry – for everything you have seen
So sorry – for whom I’ve been
So sorry – for never thinking of you

I can only say that I was dumb
Thought that loving was this shade of numb
Never thought of taking care of you
Stopped whenever you wanted to go through
Can it be that I was born a dick
Thinking shame was a sort of foreign trick
Yeah, I’m sorry

(everything – I have seen)
(never thought – thinking – shame
(never thought)

So I’m sorry for every word I’ve said
And so sorry for going straight to bed
And most of all
For being sorry to you all day long


B SIDE – LIE DOWN


06 MOON

When you fall from high-end mission
And end without sound
Stand up and feel for ammunition
Both feet on the ground

And some say – kneel down
That moon is too high for you
But stand up and breath out
Breath in and be a balloon

When you reach your high position
And you are looking around
See that we all love you
We are fans of your sound

And some say: kneel down
That Moon is too high for you
But stand up and breath out
Breath in and be (a) balloon


07 FAMILY – IT’S OUR BLOOD

What a show
Today I saw beauty
And all I know
Your face
Is smiling to me
This is our life
Glowing up
Heat this balloon
It’s going up
So high

There You are
Our veins are like rivers
Coming from the same top
Your beauty makes us givers
This is our Life
Glowing up
It’s a river

It’s our blood
It’s our life
And this love
Has lift off
From the start
Will our love
Never leave you and me

(never leave)

And every minute that our lives begin
It goes on
It flows on
It goes on
Again!

It’s our blood
It’s our life
And this love
Has lift off
From the start
Will our love
Never leave you and me

It’s our blood
It’s our life
and this love
Has lift off


08 HOLE IN YOUR HEAD

You have a hole in your head
You have a hole in your head
Don’t forget that I said
You have a hole in your head

When I look through it, I see
When I look through it, I see
The room where you want to be
But your eyes are closed

You are sleepwalking
You are sleepwalking
And no-one else will ring
Because you took away the bell
And you took away the phone
And you took away the door
And you took away the house
And you forgot where you hid it


09 SOMETHING NEW

Things may go different than you think
Sometimes I fall in and out of sync
When I am down I search for anything laying around
Sometimes I fall in and out of sync
It happens, easy with a drink

When we lie down I search for anything laying around
Something new
Something new
Or again you
Will I find you again

The day that love fell on the floor
Peeking through the small holes in the door
When we are down, we search for anything laying around
Something new
Something new
Something new
Will I find you again


10 INKING BLACK

I am inking black
I am inking black
I can’t draw back to the white I had
My thoughts are going mad
I am inking black

I am inking blue
I am inking blue
I can’t go back to be with you
(How) I wish I knew
I am inking blue

I am inking you


11 HOME

Since i’ve known you life goes well
Since i’ve known you life goes well
You have saved me from a hell
May this last forevermore
No more demons at the door

And the peace is in our home
It will not leave us alone
I take your image in my mind
Let my heart not become blind

(let my heart not become)
(let my heart not become blind)

The roads are always long
The roads are always long
Where you come from may be wrong
(may be wrong)
And what you left may not be right
Keep the love right by your side
(along your side)

And the peace is in our home
It will not leave me alone
I take you image in my mind
Let my heart not become blind

Let my heart not become
Let my heart not become blind
Let my heart not become
Let my heart not become blind


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