Thurston Moore said "Guns are designed to kill and we, as non-violent human beings, are against the killing of any person or animal.
"The song is also about the power of love, in all its freedom of choice. A power that no gun can extinguish as love will rule always. Melt down your guns and kiss your neighbour."
Recorded in London last year (with bassist Deb Googe, guitarist James Sedwards and guest drummer Jem Doulton), Cease Fire is the very latest new studio material from Thurston Moore.
From Sonic Youth (the band he founded in 1980), to his solo work ranging from 1995's Psychic Hearts album, to the Beck-produced Demolished Thoughts album of 2011, as well as his myriad collaborations and completely outside-the-margin recordings on a litany of labels (as detailed in author Nick Soulsby's new investigative book We Sing A New Language - The Oral Discography of Thurston Moore), Thurston Moore"s life in music continues to be unbridled, exploratory and earnestly principled.
The Thurston Moore Group
-- featuring the line-up of Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream) and James Sedwards (N?ught, Chrome Hoof) -- will visit the UK this Spring.