Bob Mould’s new album Blue Hearts is out on September 25th via Merge Records.
Alternative rock legend Bob Mould has shared the third single from his upcoming 14th solo album. This one seems a bit more positive and personal in nature than the previous two releases from the album with its big fuzzy chords and open heart.
“The genesis of ‘Siberian Butterfly’ spoke to the notion of “collectors” — people with excessive means who gather the works of creative folk for their ego-driven portfolios, “says Mould. “As I kept writing, the narrative shifted toward themes of change, growth, and freedom. These motifs are central to how we become our true selves. This is how we begin our journey toward our true identities. It’s autobiographical as well. I put myself through some self-hating years as a young gay man — never feeling “good enough”, not recognising the positive qualities I had to offer while inhibiting the development of my gay identity. I hope for a world where all people can be what they want to be. Life seems shorter every day; maybe this simple song can be of use to people who are struggling to find their true selves.”
Check out the video above or listen via Bandcamp below.
Pre-order Blue Hearts here.