Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Sunshine Rock” by Bob Mould, from the 2019 album Sunshine Rock on Merge Records.
PHOTO BY Matthew B. Thompson

Hüsker Dü legend Bob Mould is releasing a new, uncharacteristically sunny album aptly called Sunshine Rock on Feb. 8 via Merge Records. Our Song of the Day is the album’s lead single and title track.

“‘Sunshine Rock’ was such a bright, optimistic song, and once that came together, I knew that would be the title track, and that really set the tone for the direction of the album,” Mould says in a press release. “It was funny, because writing with that as the opener in mind, it was like, ‘This is not Black Sheets Of Rain [1990 solo LP].'”

“To go from [2011 autobiography] See A Little Light to the last three albums, two of which were informed by loss of each parent, respectively, at some point I had to put a Post-It note on my workstation and say, ‘Try to think about good things,'” Mould explains. “Otherwise I could really go down a long, dark hole. I’m trying to keep things brighter these days as a way to stay alive.”

Sunshine Rock follows 2016’s Patch the Sky. Mould will embark on a tour behind the album in February, with a date in Seattle on Saturday, April 6 at Neumos. Below, watch Bob Mould’s 2016 KEXP in-studio performance.


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