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Dea Matrona Release New Song, Announce Live Dates

The Irish duo has also announced that it will be joining the line-up at The Great Escape Festival at Brighton (UK) this May 12, 2022.

Dea Matrona at Olympia Theatre Dublin. Music Press Asia

One of Ireland’s new bands, Belfast duo Dea Matrona, meaning “divine mother goddess” in Celtic mythology, have recently released their brand new single and video Glory, Glory (I am free).

Produced by the band and mixed by Mike Horner (Hot Chip, Deaf Havana), the melodic and soft-rock-tinged ballad comes ahead of a Nationwide Irish Tour and UK & European festival appearances, including The Great Escape in May 2022.

Filled with cues from the 70s classic rock era, Glory, Glory (I am free) pairs the duo’s smooth vocals against their heartland riffs, taking a more laid back and soft approach compared to their previous Debbie Harry meets Led Zeppelin, blues-tipped inspired cuts, including Stamp on It and Make You My Star which soared to No.1 on both the Irish and UK iTunes Rock Chart last year.

“It’s rare to see such persuasive riffs from new talents today. Dea Matrona has expressed both youthfulness and tenacity for a genre that needs so much more creative melody and style to compete in. A truly sensational act for 2022,” said Monica Tong, Editor-in-Chief of Music Press Asia.

Written on a cold winter’s day, the inspiration for the track came from watching the festive classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, and the lyrics deftly mirror the film’s narrative of a spiritual journey to their own experience of searching for answers during a time of uncertainty.

“Glory Glory (I am Free) was written during lockdown and is about making sacrifices for the people we love. Being separated from those close to you only makes you realise how badly you would do anything to be able to spend time with them,” the band said.

“We wrote it in the back of a car on a winter’s day. After having recently watched It’s a Wonderful Life, I feel that the film influenced the lyrics in a beautiful way as we were inspired by the idea of a spiritual experience. For me, this song is about searching for answers in such strange and uncertain times.”

Glory, Glory (I am free) is available now, with the vinyl variant of the single available to pre-order. The 12” and double B side vinyl release includes two further tracks Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel cover) and Won’t Feel Like This Forever, alongside the first issue of their own biographical comic book series, designed by Ukraine-based artist mae_ko3.

[Dea Matrona released first issue of biographical comic book. Designed by Ukraine-based artist Mae_ko3]

With just one more date in Dublin (18 Mar), its last performance part of its Irish Tour 2022 is scheduled at the Limelight in Belfast on May 28. Later in the year, the duo is set to also perform at the Rock In The City, Finland (June 10), Werchter Festival, Belgium (July 2), and Rockwood Music Hall in New York (July 25).

Watch Glory Glory (I am Free) music video, here.

Click here for more details on how to purchase their music and live tour dates.

Dea Matrona is managed by Riverman Management, Bangkok. With its Southeast Asia office based in Bangkok, the artist management company also works with Placebo, Digital 21+ Stefan Olsdal, Tara Lee, RinRin, and more. Riverman was founded in 1989 as a Concert Promotion company, promoting some of the most well-respected artists in music from The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Cypress Hill, Rage Against The Machine & Beck.

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