On Grief Chapter, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Ryan Guldemond swings big, goes as grandiose with songwriting as he does granular, with big picture concepts like life, death, mourning, and the freedom that comes with accepting the inevitable – seemingly heavy themes that, magically, are buoyed by lyrical moments of complexity and lightness throughout the albums 12 tracks.
As Guldemond explains, “Death and grief rooted themselves in these songs, but not morosely. It’s used more as a reference point for how to live more fully and presently. Life is fleeting, therefore it’s precious, and death is the most effective way I know to frame this miracle of living.”
The new single ‘The Matrix’ deploys dreamy keys and swooning vocals that give the illusion of a future-facing lullaby. The accompanying visual taps into this otherworldly energy, and also contains a huge number of easter eggs and references to Mother Mother lore woven throughout the single room set for fans to discover.
It continues what has become a tradition of captivating content by the group, following recent singles ‘To My Heart’ and fan-favorite ‘Normalize’, which was the first release from Mother Mother since 2022’s universally acclaimed album INSIDE. ‘Normalize’ arrived with an intense video directed by acclaimed horror director Colin Minihan (Grave Encounters, What Keeps You Alive). Soon after, the band released an alternate fan video of the track that collected clips from the band’s global community of fanatics. Click HEREto watch the ‘Normalize (Alternate Fan Video)’.
Making a major impact, Mother Mother have quietly become one of 21st century rock’s brightest rising acts. Thus far, Mother Mother have tallied a staggering 6.9 billion global streams and 3.9 billion views across YouTube. Meanwhile, their 2021 album, INSIDE, piled up 300 million streams, while their social imprint has dramatically expanded. They regularly attract over 7.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify in addition to reaching an audience of nearly 9 million total followers.
GRIEF CHAPTER Tracklisitng:
- Nobody Escapes
- To My Heart
- Head Shrink
- Goddamn Staying Power
- The Matrix
- God’s Plan
- End of Me
- Grief Chapter
Starting in February of next year, the group will launch an extensive 30-date headline tour of Europe. Surrounding the Wembley Arena date, the band has launched a contest in which fans can guess the number of easter eggs hidden within ‘The Matrix’ video, for the chance to win a trip for two VIP flyaway experience to London.
The tour follows the band’s recent triumphant festival performances to tens of thousands of fans, with stops at some of the world’s most influential events; Reading and Leeds; Lollapalooza Chile, Argentina, and Brazil; Corona Capital in Mexico; Pukkelpop Belgium; Frequency Festival in Austria; and Lowlands in The Netherlands.
The slate of European headlining dates for early 2024 includes stops in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany and more, and will see the band performing to some of the largest European audiences in their career across the eight-week tour. For tickets, go to the band’s website HERE.
2022 catapulted Mother Mother into a new stratosphere of universal success following the release of their 8th studio album INSIDE. Their explosive follow-up to ‘Hayloft’, ‘Hayloft II’ connected with fans around the world. The song debuted inside the Top 10 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs chart, is now certified Gold in the US and has achieved Platinumstatus in Canada, having garnered over 755 million global streams including 560 millionviews across YouTube to date. In addition to their Stateside RIAA Gold & Platinum tracks, the band have earned multi-platinum certifications in their home country of Canada for the album O My Heart as well as several of their other hit songs.
Comprised of Ryan Guldemond (vocals, guitar), Molly Guldemond (vocals, keys), Jasmin Parkin (vocals, keys), Ali Siadat (drums) and Mike Young (bass), Mother Mother have seen truly remarkable growth over the past three years, with enormous worldwide success since 2021: Over 6.9 billion global streams, more than 57.5 millionmonthly listeners on digital platforms, 6.5 million Shazam searches and nearly 3 million TikTok followers.
MOTHER MOTHER 2024 European Tour:
Sat Feb 17 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy
Sun Feb 18 Manchester, UK O2 Victoria Warehouse
Tue Feb 20 Glasgow, UK Barrowland Ballroom
Fri Feb 23 Dublin, IRE 3Olympia Theatre
Sun Feb 25 Newcastle, UK O2 City Hall
Wed Feb 28 Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds
Thur Feb 29 London, UK OVO Arena Wembley
Sun Mar 03 Nottingham, UK Rock City
Mon Mar 04 Cardiff, UK The Great Hall
Tue Mar 05 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
Thur Mar 07 Birmingham, UK 02 Institute
Sun Mar 10 Belgium, Brussels Ancienne Belgique
Tue Mar 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
Wed Mar 13 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
Thur Mar 14 Paris, France L’ Olympia
Sat Mar 16 Madrid, Spain Palacio Vistalegre
Sun Mar 17 Barcelona, Spain Sant Jordi Club
Tue Mar 19 Milan, Italy Fabrique
Wed Mar 20 Zurich, Switzerland Komplex
Fri Mar 22 Luxembourg Den Atelier
Sat Mar 23 Munich, Germany Tonhalle
Sun Mar 24 Prague, Czech Republic Forum Karlin
Tue Mar 26 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
Wed Mar 27 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
Thur Mar 28 Hamburg, Germany Edel-optics.de Arena
Sat Mar 30 Cologne, Germany Palladium
Tue Apr 02 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
Wed Apr 03 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
Thur Apr 04 Stockholm, Sweden Fryhuset Arenan
Sat Apr 06 Helsinki, Finland House Of Culture