Written by: Alex Green
Bob Mould is set to release his 14th solo album this Fall.
Out September 25th via Merge Records, Mould’s new album Blue Hearts finds the legendary singer-songwriter surveying the cultural landscape with a crushing sonic urgency.
Of the album’s first single, “American Crisis” the former Hüsker Dü singer/guitarist had this to say in a press release: “‘American Crisis’ is a tale of two times,” says Mould. “Past Time and Present Time. The parallels between 1984 and 2020 are a bit scary for me: telegenic, charismatic leaders, praised and propped up by extreme Evangelicals, either ignoring an epidemic (HIV/AIDS) or being outright deceitful about a pandemic (COVID-19).”
Of the album’s searing song-cycle, Mould commented that it’s “the catchiest batch of protest songs I’ve ever written in one sitting.”
Blue Hearts was produced by Mould in Chicago at Electrical Audio.
Blue Hearts can be pre-ordered now and will be available on LP, CD, and tri-color Peak Vinyl.
BLUE HEARTS TRACKLISTING
Heart on My Sleeve
Forecast of Rain
When You Left
Everyth!ng to You
Racing to the End
Baby Needs a Cookie
Password to My Soul