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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.

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Directors, filmmakers and animators created movies 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), Constant Brinkman (Powerlack),  Susanne Engels (Moon) & (Home) and Marjolein Hendrickx (I Can Be Who I Want).





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‘Family, it’s our blood’ the title song of ‘Hemelrijken’.

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01. MOON

When you fall from hi-end mission

And end without sound

Stand up and feel for ammunition

Both feet on the ground

And some say: kneel down

That moon’s too high for you

But stand up and breathe out

Breathe in and be a balloon!

When you reach your high position

And you are looking around

See that we all love you

We’re a fan of your sound

And some say: kneel down

That moon is too high for you

But stand up and breathe out

Breathe in and be a balloon!

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 smiling 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

03. 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 hi

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 lifted 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 lifted off

From the start

Will our love

Never leave you and me

It’s our blood

It’s our life

And this love 

Has lifted off

04. POWERLACK

Say something, make a mark now,

It’s all in your hands. 

That hesitating, opinion shading 

I can not understand 

I can not 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 a 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 

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 a 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

05. 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

06. 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 is 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)

07. SOMETHING NEW

1.

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 

2.

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 2x

Or again you

Will I find you again?

(Mondharmonica in D)

3.

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?

08. SORRY

Yeah I’m sorry for everything you have seen

So sorry for who I have 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 am sorry 

Yeah I’m sorry for everything you have seen

So sorry for who 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 am sorry 

Yeah I’m sorry for every word I have said

And sorry for going straight to bed

Now most of all for being sorry to you all day long

09. I CAN BE WHO I WANT

You sit on the fat boy 

He’s 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, shitting on the fat boy 

There is always one

And blame for the weather 

When the sun has not shone

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

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 have known you life goes well

Since I have known you life goes well

You have saved me from a hell

May this last for ever more

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

And what you left may not be right

Keep the love right by your side

And the peace is in our home

It will not leave me 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

Let my heart not become

Let my heart not become blind