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Bob Mould Unveils New Single Siberian Butterfly

Wednesday, 09 September 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Blake Little Photography

Bob Mould has shared a new song.

Siberian Butterfly will appear on the former Hüsker Dü man's forthcoming 14th solo LP, 'Blue Hearts', which is due out on September 25 through Merge Records. It follows the already released American Crisis and Forecast of Rain.

Classic alt-rock lies at the heart of the track with the punk rock legend on blistering form addressing questions of sexual identity and self-hatred. The song comes coupled with a statement by Mould:

"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 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."

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