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Dave Gahan talks “bluesy” new Depeche Mode LP

By | Published on Thursday 26 July 2012

Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan has revealed that the band have recorded almost 20 new tracks for a still-untitled forthcoming LP, also speculating that its release date will fall in spring 2013.

Interviewed by Clash on this and his new Soulsavers collaboration ‘The Light The Dead See’, Gahan says the Depeche Mode album will incorporate the more “bluesy” sounds of the trio’s 1993 LP ‘Songs Of Faith And Devotion’.

He tells the magazine: “I wouldn’t dare to say that this is a blues record, but it’s definitely influenced by the blues and at the same time underlined with a lot of hope within the music, and also lyrically”.

He adds: “We’ve recorded probably close to 20 songs so far, and they’re all starting to get in pretty good shape. We’re now starting to whittle that down [to] what’s gonna be the record”.

As for touring said record, which may or may not be released next spring via Depeche Mode’s erstwhile label Mute (Gahan hints that Mute boss Daniel Miller has visited the band in the studio, though insists this doesn’t equate to a Mute signing), he comments: “It’s a big thing. It’s a plan that you make for the next few years. It’s not going to be over until the summer of 2014”.