Bob Mould reveals new song “Lost Faith”: Stream

Plus, a music video that touches on border control and the NSA

Bob Mould "Lost Faith" song release and video
Bob Mould, photo by Alicia J Rose

    Next month, Bob Mould will release his new album, Sunshine Rock, through Merge Records. The follow-up to 2016’s Patch the Sky also marks his thirteenth (!) solo LP overall.

    As its title suggests, the 12-track effort sees the Hüsker Dü rocker adding more light and optimism into his work, inspired by his time in Germany. “Almost four years ago, I made plans for an extended break,” Mould explains in a press statement. “I started spending time in Berlin in 2015, found an apartment in 2016, and became a resident in 2017. My time in Berlin has been a life changing experience. The winter days are long and dark, but when the sun comes back, all spirits lift.”

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    Following the early title track and “What Do You Want Me to Do?”, Mould has shared “Lost Faith” today, a track in which he attempts to track down some of this light in places that seem to be flooded by darkness. Its accompanying Berlin-set video follows a similar narrative, as it centers on a character who is “trying to find solace and anonymity in an increasingly corrupt world filled with paranoia and misinformation.”

    “There’s a hint of migration, a dash of border security and a whisper of government surveillance, climaxing across the multicolored canvas of an abandoned NSA listening station perched atop the highest hill in Berlin,” Mould told NPR of the Philipp Virus-directed clip. “But at the end of the day, it’s a high-end music video for a catchy, inspirational, uplifting pop song.”


    Watch below.

    Sunshine Rock hits stores February 8th. In support, Mould will launch a North American and European tour just a week later; find that full schedule here. Mould is also set to appear on Big Colors, one of the three new albums from Ryan Adams.

    Our own Kyle Meredith recently got a chance to sit down with Mould to discuss the songwriting process behind the new album and more. Revisit the episode below.

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