Singer Dave Gahan moved around the stage with dictatorial flair while guitarist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andrew Fletcher anchored the instrumentals that swelled from stark to harrowing.
“Where’s the Revolution” appears on Depeche Mode’s new album Spirit. The LP follows 2013’s Delta Machine and marks Depeche Mode’s 14th studio record. James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys) produced the album.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gahan spoke about Spirit‘s sense of worldwide worry and melancholy, but stopped short of calling it political. “I wouldn’t call this a political album,” Gahan said, “because I don’t listen to music in a political way. But it’s definitely about humanity, and our place in that.”
Depeche Mode will embark on a massive world tour in support of Spirit, with a North American leg scheduled to begin August 23rd in Salt Lake City, Utah and wrap October 27th in Edmonton, Canada.