Blue Hearts, Peak Vinyl Edition LP
In 2019, Bob Mould bucked the era's despair with his melodic, upbeat album Sunshine Rock. Cut to spring 2020, and he has this to say: We're really in deep shit now. That sentiment informs his new full-length album, Blue Hearts, the raging-but-catchy yin to Sunshine Rock's yang. Leather Dreams, Password to My Soul, and The Ocean were composed during a writing binge before a January 2020 Solo Electric tour, when Mould stayed up for three straight days. Songs just kept coming out, he says. Leather Dreams and The Ocean both appeared within hours. I barely remember writing them.