One of Ireland’s finest new bands, Belfast duo Dea Matrona, meaning “divine mother goddess” in celtic mythology, have shared their brand new single and video ‘Glory, Glory ( I am free )’ today. 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 duos 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.
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. The band write:
“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.
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 here. 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 live dates:
3rd March Spirit Store, Dundalk Ireland
4th March Cyprus Avenue, Cork Ireland
5th March Dolans, Limerick Ireland
11th March Sandinos Live, Derry Northern Ireland
12th March Atlantic Live, Portrush Northern Ireland
12th May The Great Escape Festival, Brighton UK
10-11 June Rock In The City, Finland
10 July Park Live Festival, Moscow, Russia
2nd July Werchter Festival, Belgium
29th July Indiependence Festival, Cork