DEAR MOTHER, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Merel Bechtold and singer David Pear, is set to release a special version of the track “Heart” on January 27th. The track, which originally appeared on DEAR MOTHER’s 2021 successfully crowdfunded debut album “Bulletproof,” has been re-recorded with Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION, DARK HORSE | WHITE HORSE, MAYAN) on guest lead vocals.
“Last October, we played ‘Heart’ live with Marcela in Bibelot,” Merel explains. “We loved it so much, we decided to record the song with her. However, it wasn’t just about how much fun we had playing the song together. ‘Heart’ is also the track that never really came out the way we wanted it to. The demo always sounded better to me than the version that ended up on ‘Bulletproof’. To me, this version feels like a bit like redemption. Marcela’s vocals are incredible and the ambient guitars are balanced much better in the mix.”
The single “Heart” will be available as a physical release and a download for free through the band’s official website.
In addition to the new release, DEAR MOTHER will be performing the aftershow at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam on January 27th, 2023. Furthermore, the band has also announced that they will be performing at the prestigious 70000Tons of Metal Cruise departing from Miami, joining an impressive lineup of metal acts from around the world. The band promises to debut a new track at the Metropool, Enschede on May 12th, 2023.