Depeche Mode performed their rousing new song “Where’s the Revolution” on The Tonight Show Wednesday. Over Martin Gore’s smoldering guitar, Andrew Fletcher’s mechanized synths, singer Dave Gahan delivered the song with ominous flare. “You’ve been pissed on for too long/ Your rights abuse/ Your views refused,” he sang.
“Where’s the Revolution” will appear on Depeche Mode’s upcoming album, Spirit, out March 17th. James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys) produced the record, which marks the band’s first since 2013’s Delta Machine.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gahan spoke about the sense of worldwide worry and melancholy that permeates the record, 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, kicking off a North American leg August 23rd in Salt Lake City, Utah and wrapping October 27th in Edmonton, Canada.
Depeche Mode has issued a statement against Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer after the “lifelong fan” joked they’re “official band of the Alt-Right.”