Woe 12 mei – 20:00 cet – Album release ‘Let my heart not become blind’


Aanstaande woensdag 12 mei om 20:00 uur presenteren we ons nieuwe album ‘Let my heart not become blind’ in Concerto Recordstore Amsterdam. We spelen daar een akoestische sessie vanaf 20.00 uur. Omdat door de coronamaatregelen publiek niet is toegestaan, kun je het optreden volgen via een livestream / uitzending via het kanaal van Concerto en MonThruSun.

Klik op de zwarte button bovenaan, dan ontvang je informatie over de livestream.

Na de succesvolle band Soft Parade (Stewart / Eurythmics) keert Hans Bos terug als MonThruSun. Samen met topmuzikanten als Robin Berlijn en Dick Brouwers en drummer-producent Remko Schouten van IJland studio’s leidde dit tot een spannend en eigentijds album met originele en inhoudelijk sterke teksten. De muziek linkt naar Mac deMarco, Kevin Morby, The Velvet Underground en The Beatles. Met een stem die naar verluidt zo helder is als Bowie en zo warm als die van Stuart Staples, raakt Bos de moderne ziel.

Enkele dagen voor de landelijke lockdown speelde de band MonThruSun een uitverkochte Vondelkerk in Amsterdam plat tijdens de try-out. De tienkoppige band, compleet met trombone, strijkers, piano en mondharmonica, stond als een huis.

De eerste reacties op het album zijn lovend. Het nummer ‘Family’ is uitverkoren als sleutelmoment in de film ‘Hemelrijken’ (Family Matters, NPO3, filmfestivals). Het album is vanaf 12 mei verkrijgbaar bij onder andere Concerto in Amsterdam en alle Plato winkels, en nu al te bestellen via de roze button bovenaan de site.

Leadzanger Hans Bos van de Soft Parade keert terug met een nieuw album onder de naam MonThruSun. Na een uiterst creatieve samenwerking met Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) dat hen bejubelde albums ‘Puur’ en ‘Get Well Soon’ opleverde stopte de band in 1996. Bij Bos bleef het al die tijd broeien en dat leverde een wervelende verzameling nieuwe nummers op. ‘Let My Heart Not Become Blind‘ onthult een liefdevolle kijk op de wereld waarin door het donkere tentdoek lichtgaatjes te zien zijn met vol zicht op de sterrenhemel; Een gevoel met elkaar verbonden te zijn. 

Het album werd met drummer/producer Remko Schouten (Stephen Malkmus, Zzz, Bull) opgenomen in de Amsterdamse IJland en Americain Studios met talentvolle muzikantenvrienden zoals Tinca Veerman (zang), Robin Berlijn (piano, gitaar), Dick Brouwers (bas), Eric C. Maas (bas), Leon van Egmond (trombone) en violisten Antonio Pliz, Robert Uchida, Robijn Boekelmans (cello) en Imke Jansen(viola).

Luister naar een nummer als het door hoop gedreven ‘Moon’; of ‘A Hole In Your Head’ dat je mee neemt naar de diepste bodem van je gedachten. Het pakkende ‘AWeSoMe’ laat je niet los en na de Grande Finale van ‘Home’ blijft er een warm licht branden…

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Regisseurs, filmmakers en animators maakten films voor elk van de nummers. De makers zijn 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) en Marjolein Hendrickx (I Can Be Who I Want).

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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