- 22 Feb 22
Dea Matrona's take on Simon & Garfunkel's hit 'Homeward Bound' has racked up 187,000 views and counting on YouTube.
Belfast '70s rockers Dea Matrona have announced their brand new single 'Glory Glory (I Am Free)', due for release this Friday, February 25th.
The track includes the pair's version of Simon and Garfunkel's 'Homeward Bound', and arrives in advance of their March 2022 Irish tour. The duo will perform in Derry, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Portrush, Belfast and Dundalk.
"We have poured our souls into this song and we are so excited for you all to hear it," Dea Matrona said of their forthcoming new single. "Once again we will be releasing this track on vinyl and there will be limited copies of an exclusive solid red vinyl as well as standard black available via Townsend Music."
"We were recently surprised and overwhelmed with the amazing response to our cover of 'Homeward Bound' and we decided to include it on the vinyl as well as a new studio version of our song, 'Won’t Feel Like This Forever'," the band added.
In 2021, Dea Matrona achieved breakthrough success, with singles 'Make You My Star’ and 'Stamp on It’ both reaching No.1 in UK and Ireland iTunes Rock Charts.
Dea Matrona have achieved millions of views of various videos on YouTube and Facebook, including a cover of 'Oh Well' by Fleetwood Mac. Their version of ‘Gloria’ – originally recorded by Them – has also proven a highlight of Hot Press ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’ extravaganza, racking up closes to 320,000 views to date, and rising!
Upcoming dates which have been confirmed for Dea Matrona include back to back appearances at Reading and Leeds Festivals 2022. A week earlier, the band play the Beautiful Days Festival in Devon.
Check out Dea Matrona's rendition of 'Homeward Bound' below:
The current list of Dea Matrona's UK festival dates is:
Sun 22 August: Beautiful Days Festival Devon - Main Stage, alongside Imelda May, The Levellers and many more
Fri 27 August: Reading Festival - BBC Introducing Stage. Headliners for the festival include Stromzy, Post Malone, Liam Gallagher and Biffy Clyro
Sat 28 August: Leeds Festival - BBC Introducing Stage. Headliners same as above.
Tues 31 Aug - London O2 Forum Kentish Town - Support to I Don't Know How But They Found Me