ALMA has unveiled her first new material of 2023, the poignant ‘Hey Mom Hey Dad’. The track is a candid exploration of ALMA’s upbringing and the difficulties she faced growing up with two parents in wheelchairs.
ALMA opened up about the song, saying “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.”
The singer-songwriter went on to share her admiration for her parents, saying “My parents have however taught me so much – especially about never giving up. 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.”