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10 December 2021

New single ‘Endless’ on Spotify, apple Music and all other streaming platforms

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The first release of the new album ‘Endless’ is recorded summer 2021 and the video is made with material provided by Adonis MR and Bea Hohenleiter and Laco films. Thanks to everyone that helped us release this new MonThruSun song.

The debut album ‘Let My Heart Not Become Blind’ was officially presented via a live stream on May 12, 2021. Acoustic songs and a conversation conducted by Jim Jansen (New Scientist).

April, 2021

MonThruSun’s music is Velvet Underground-esque, but at the same time contemporary with a today’s sound. The songs feel familiar and urgent, with their own touch and exciting arrangements they surprise: intriguing and beautifully complex. With a musical star ensemble of, among others, Dick Brouwers and Robin Berlin, Hans Bos knows how to touch the modern soul with a voice that is as clear as Bowie and warm as Stuart Staples.

The song “Family, it’s Our Blood” plays a key role in the film “Hemelrijk” by director Stanley Kolk. On May 12, the album will be officially presented via a live stream under the direction of Jim Jansen and fragments of the try-out with a ten-piece band in the Vondelkerk, and video clips will be streamed.

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.

Let My Heart Not Become Blind

SIDE A
Moon 01:58
Awesome 02:22
Family, Its Our Blood 03:53
Powerlack 03:01
Hole In Your Head 01:49
Make Wishes 02:45
(Total 15:48 min.)

SIDE B
Something New 03:39
Sorry 02:53
I Can Be Who I Want 02:31
Inking Black 01:32
Home 05:11
(Total 15:46 min.)

Catalog Number: KXBP2020LP01
Record Label Name: KochxBos Publishers
PRS ID: 228826058 (Buma stemra)
UPC 195079062780

Barcode LP 7141147574733

Distributed by Concerto Records.

Live registrations

First the registration of the unplugged session on May 12, 2021. Then two songs (video 2 and 4) of the try-out live performance in de Vondelkerk (church) in Amsterdam just a few days before the total Covid-19 lock-down. The third video is a long concert registration…



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

F.F 2021

Reviews

OOR music magazine reviews ‘Let My Heart Not Become Blind’

MonThruSun is Hans Bos, former singer and songwriter of the Soft Parade from Tilburg. The CD single When Violets Meet served as an alarm clock during my Highschool exam in 1993. Every morning it started playing at six o’clock, which was superior slow waking up.The album Puur (1992), produced by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, …

Video

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).

‘Home’ by Director Susanne Engels.
‘Family. it’s our blood’ is in ‘Family Matters’ (‘Hemelrijken) a key composition. The movie is rewarded at the Filmfestival London 2020 as Best Feature Film and also at the Noida Filmfestival India. The director of ‘Hemelrijken’ (Family Matters) is Stanley Kolk.
[The birth of your child, the realisation that the most beautiful thing ever happened… and the same blood that flows… a ‘monumental’ moment of what life is.
‘Make Wishes’ directed by W.J. Bloem. In the video are some shots from the Soft Parade video ‘Strange Flowers’.
[You wake up and the day begins, you are at the helm, there is nothing but what you start. Or maybe wouldn’t. But hey, there’s no going back. Just do it: spit on the fire that rages and deny the doors that fall shut. It’s your day today…]
‘Moon’ directed by Susanne Engels.
[ Sure you can, but this love song written by cute friends will get you a hand in your back. That when you’ve lost everything, been on the moon with great plans, and yet fell hard to the ground, “Moon” tells you to get up, load your dreams and not let yourself be knocked down.]

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lyrics

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