Bob Mould releases the track “What Do You Want Me To Do” from his new full-length album Sunshine Rock, out February eight, 2019 Merge Records. In addition, for the primary time ever, Mould shares a behind the scenes look of his time within the studio. Never earlier than has he allowed a digicam crew to have an effect on the inventive course of. Now he shares these moments with the general public because the Sunshine Rock Studio Session, which is now out there.
Of the session Mould divulged to Rolling Stone, “the recording studio is a sacred and fragile place, and I’ve at all times been protecting of the setting. While producing different bands, I’ve seen how simple it's for somebody or one thing to vary or upset the vibe of a session.”
“I’ve by no means allowed cameras into my classes – till now,” he provides. “Maybe it was summoning the arrogance to interrupt my decades-long rule, possibly it was the collective consolation stage of the band, possibly it was the tick tick ticking of the grasp clock on the wall – however I’m glad we captured a couple of hours of efficiency and interview.”
Meanwhile, the brand new single “What Do You Want Me To Do” is described by Mould as “a fast tackle shaky relationships, coincidental debauchery, and the vacancy that sometimes follows such follies.” The track follows the brand new album’s title observe “Sunshine Rock,” which was launched in October.
Sunshine Rock comes from a really private place of newfound optimism for Mould, a spot present in Berlin, Germany, the place he’s spent nearly all of the final three years. Here Mould would draw inspiration from the brand new environments.
“Almost 4 years in the past, I made plans for an prolonged break,” Mould explains. “I began spending time in Berlin in 2015, discovered an condo in 2016, and have become a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life altering expertise.”
“To go from 2011 autobiography] See a Little Light to the final three albums, two of which have been knowledgeable by lack of every guardian, respectively, sooner or later I needed to put a Post-It word on my work station and say, ‘Try to consider good issues.’ Otherwise I may actually go down an extended, darkish gap,” he says. “I’m attempting to maintain issues brighter lately as a strategy to keep alive.”
Sunshine Rock follows the 2016 launch of Patch The Sky, additionally on Merge Records, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as “conjuring the ecstatic rage of his earlier bands for a grim new period” and as “tight, sharp musings on growing older, fizzled relationships and dying which are melodic sufficient to sound like songs of victory” by The New York Times. Patch The Sky accomplished a trilogy together with its 2014 predecessor Beauty & Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age.
Mould additionally shares that Screaming Females, Criminal Hygiene, and Will Johnson of Centro-matic have been added as help, in addition to the beforehand introduced Titus Andronicus, for choose dates on the upcoming tour spanning North America and Europe, which begins on Valentine’s Day 2019.