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Dave Gahan Talks New Depeche Mode Album

In an interview with CNN, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan discussed the upcoming 13th studio album from the band. This album will be the follow-up to 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe.

Gahan stated, “Martin [Gore] got on a writing streak. He’s got some really great songs. We usually start a record with six or seven songs; we currently have about 20.” He went on to add, “The songs have a bluesy influence. Obviously, it’s not a blues record, but there’s definitely some of those influences there. And it has a kind of soulful feel as well. It’s still early so it’s difficult to tell at this stage. We’ve been making records for a long time together, but there’s always an element of surprise when it comes to the way a Depeche Mode record is really going to sound — even for ourselves.”

Gahan also mentioned that the band has approached music video director Anton Corbijn (Nirvana, U2, At The Drive-In, Metallica) regarding visuals.

Playing The Angel is still in my Top 10 albums of all time, so I’m incredibly excited to hear this.

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