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Release March 5, 2020

Lead singer Hans Bos of Soft Parade returns with a new album under the name MonThruSun. After an inspired collaboration with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) that resulted in acclaimed albums ‘Pure’ and ‘Get Well Soon’, Soft Parade stopped in 1996. Bos always kept the music alive and now the hiatus is broken with a dazzling collection of new songs. “Let My Heart Not Become Blind” reveals a loving view of the world in which the tent canvas reveals through its holes the starry sky – a feeling of being connected.  

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), violinists Antonio Pliz and Robert Uchida, Robijn Boekelmans (cello), and Imke Jansen on viola.

Together with drummer / producer Remko Schouten (Stephen Malkmus, Zzz, Bull) and supported by these wonderful musician friends, Bos delves into pure, poetic words. With a voice as clear as Bowie and warm as Stuart Staples, he soothes 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. The catchy ‘AWeSoMe’ will be stuck in your head, and after the grand finale of ‘Home’ a warm light continues to glow.

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

Videos

Right now, directors, filmmakers and animators are working on videos for each of the songs. The makers are 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), Susanne Engels (Moon), Jessica Gorter (Awesome), and Marjolein Hendrickx (I Can Be Who I Want).





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Title song ‘Hemelrijken’

‘Family, it’s our blood’ the title song of ‘Hemelrijken’ The movie premiere is December 2, 2019.

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Reviews

Enjoy it

The great thing about Let My Heart Not Becoming Blind is that you can indeed enjoy it from Monday to Sunday. It is hoped that Bos will continue to find the time to come up with the next collection of songs in the foreseeable future. – Constant Meijers, Hitweek / Aloha

The Album

(Album release March 5, 2020)

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).

 

“It has become beautiful, Velvet Underground-ish, but with a very unique touch and beautiful arrangements”
– Lotje IJzermans


“These compositions are intriguing and beautiful complex”
– Gert Jonkers


SOUND SAMPLES

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

(Vinyl record LP / expected end of 2019)

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