Bob Mould has dropped his latest single “Siberian Butterfly.” The track is lifted off of his forthcoming release Blue Hearts, which will be available on September 25, via Merge Records.
Mould released this statement about “Siberian Butterfly”:
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.
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 recognizing 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.
“Siberian Butterfly” follows Mould’s first single off Blue Hearts, “American Crisis” and “Forecast of Rain.” From Mould: “the catchiest batch of protest songs I’ve ever written in one sitting.” Produced by Mould at Chicago’s famed Electrical Audio with longtime collaborator Beau Sorenson engineering, the album – which once again features backing from drummer Jon Wurster and bassist Jason Narducy.