Depeche Mode’s New Single ‘Heaven’ Premieres Online
Depeche Mode fans are in ‘Heaven!’ That’s the name of the first single off the veteran synth-pop band’s new album, ‘Delta Machine,’ and the song debuted on today on Pasadena, Calif., radio station KROQ’s website. It’s since been played on KROQ, 6Music and other stations across the country.
Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore compares the forthcoming album, which is the band’s 13th studio effort, to a couple of early-’90s releases from Mode’s extensive catalog. “It’s got a bit of a feel of ‘Violator’ on some of the songs and a feel of ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ on other songs,” Gore says of the ‘Delta Machine,’ which drops March 26. “It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”
Gore’s comparisons to those two DM classics makes sense. The four-minute ‘Heaven’ is a darkly melodic piano ballad, with Dave Gahan’s rich baritone soaring in all the right places. The B-side ‘All That’s Mine,’ which has more of an industrial swing to it, is also streaming online. Listen to both tunes here or by clicking on the big button at the bottom of the page.
Depeche Mode singed with Columbia Records for ‘Delta Machine’ after three decades of working with Warner Music’s Sire and Reprise and EMI’s Mute and Capitol. Last week they revealed details about the disc, including its track listing and title. The band has a European tour set to kick off May 7 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is expected to announce North American dates soon.