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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