Digital Music — July 15, 2020 at 9:37 pm

Listen: Bob Mould, ‘Forecast of Rain’ — second single off upcoming ‘Blue Hearts’

Photo by Blake Little Photography

Bob Mould is back with a second blast of fury off his upcoming album Blue Hearts, a song called “Forecast of Rain” that targets what he sees as religious hypocrites — namely those who support President Donald Trump. You can hear the full song below.

The 14-song album, Mould’s 14th and the follow-up to 2019’s Sunshine Rock, is due out Sept. 25 on Merge Records on LP, CD, something called “tri-color Peak Vinyl” and digital formats. “Forecast of Rain” was preceded by the fiery lead-off single “American Crisis.”

Of “Forecast of Rain,” Mould says:

“As a child, my mother took me to Sunday Mass. I’ve written many songs around religion. In the 2000s, I went back to the Catholic Church for three years — but I did not find my place. I recognize the importance of religion for those who believe: the worship, the rituals, the community; loving thy neighbor, following commandments, doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. In short, be nice to people, help however you can, and don’t steal stuff. But right now, I’m having a hard time understanding how certain religious sectarians can support the behavior of those who occupy the People’s House. How can you endorse their disregard for truth? How can you tolerate the incessant vindictiveness? How can you stand by your man while people are teargassed to clear a path to the Lord’s House? I’m not good at quoting scripture, but I can manage two words: Jesus wept.”

Check out “Forecast of Rain” below.





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