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ALMA shares new song "Hey Mom Hey Dad"

20 January 2023, 13:16 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

ALMA has delivered her first single of the year, "Hey Mom Hey Dad".

After returning in 2022 with "Everything Beautiful", "I Forgive Me" and "Summer Really Hurt Us", ALMA has unveiled her first new material of 2023, "Hey Mom Hey Dad".

"As it has been a strange couple of years, it felt natural for me to start opening up about my upbringing and how it has affected my life," ALMA explains. "Some people know that I come from a dysfunctional family and until now I have never really wanted to tell my story. By dysfunctional I mean that both of my parents are in a wheelchair - my father has MS and my mother has been ill with different stuff throughout the years. It’s been hard at times, and I feel like me and my twin sister had to grow up too quickly."

She continues, "I can’t really remember a time when I felt I could just be a kid. And when someone is struggling in your family, everyone around must take care of that person – which is even harder when it’s both parents. And when your parents can’t physically show you love or boundaries, it’s extremely difficult, it helped me realise how important words and emotions are, which is one of the reasons why I think I started writing songs."

"My parents have however taught me so much - especially about never giving up," ALMA adds. "I’m happy I can share this through my music and help my fans who are in a similar position to know they are not alone. This song is not a sad story - it’s just a real story. No family is perfect, but we are all trying our best."

She's yet to follow up her 2020 debut album Have U Seen Her?.

ALMA's "Hey Mom Hey Dad" track is out now.

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