LISTEN: Depeche Mode release first new music in 4 years

2017-02-03 15:40
 

Cape Town - Iconic, multi-platinum selling musical pioneers Depeche Mode released their much-anticipated new single Where’s The Revolution on Friday.

A powerful and timely track, the song vibrates with a drum laden, menacing energy, anchored in frontman Dave Gahan’s vocals demanding, "Where’s The Revolution / Come on people you’re letting me down."

The track, which Depeche Mode teased during their highly viewed press conference in Milan this past fall, is the first new music from the band in four years and the first offering from their impending 14th studio album, Spirit. Available now for preorder, Spirit will be released digitally and physically worldwide on 17 March on Columbia Records. All artwork and photographs accompanying the album are by Depeche Mode’s longtime creative collaborator and renowned filmmaker Anton Corbijn.

Spirit marks the band’s first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and serves as the follow up to the band’s blockbuster 2013 album Delta Machine which debuted at No 1 in 12 countries. The album has already garnered critical acclaim in early previews, with Q Magazine calling Spirit "the most energised Depeche Mode album in years".

Says Gahan of the release: "We are exceptionally proud of Spirit, and we look forward to sharing it with everyone. With James Ford and the rest of the production team, we've made an album that I believe is truly powerful, both in its sound and its message."

Depeche Mode will support the release of the LP with an extensive world tour, giving both new and lifelong fans alike a chance to experience the band’s stunning live shows. 

Listen to the new song here:

About Depeche Mode:

One of the most influential, beloved and best-selling musical acts of all time, Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the world both in the studio and on the road, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and innovators.  

The band’s 13 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in over 20 countries, including the US and UK. Their last studio album, 2013’s Delta Machine, debuted at #1 in 12 countries around the world, and launched a world tour that saw the band play to more than 2.5 million fans. In fall 2016, Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collection, a definitive 3 DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of their groundbreaking music videos, was released by SONY Music Entertainment. 

Their upcoming 14th studio album Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue the band’s history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.


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