Belfast, Ireland duo, Dea Matrona, recently revealed their new single and music video, “Glory, Glory (I am free).” The self-produced cut was mixed by Mike Horner (Hot Chip, Deaf Havana). The band’s moniker means “divine mother goddess” in Celtic mythology. The song’s release comes ahead of a Nationwide Irish tour and UK & European festival appearances—see below for dates.

Commenting on how the song came to be, the twosome share:

“‘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.”

Tour 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

Artwork for the single “Glory, Glory (I Am Free)” by Dea Matrona

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