Depeche Mode recently released the first single, “Ghosts Again,” from their upcoming album, Memento Mori.
Depeche Mode also confirmed that the eagerly anticipated new album will be released on March 24 via Columbia Records.
Previewed in Berlin in October at the Memento Mori launch event, “Ghosts Again” is nothing short of classic Depeche Mode: Evocative Dave Gahan lyrical imagery including “wasted feelings, broken meanings. a place to hide the tears we cry” and a hypnotic Martin Gore guitar figure atop an uplifting, optimistic groove.
“To me, ‘Ghosts Again’ just captures this perfect balance of melancholy and joy,” said Gahan, the lead singer of the electronic band.
“It’s not often that we record a song that I just don’t get sick of listening to – I’m excited to be able to share it,” added Gore.
“Ghosts Again” is available now across digital platforms and as an instant grab with pre-saves and pre-orders of Memento Mori. The 12-track album is available for pre-order now on 2LP vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital.
Memento Mori is Depeche Mode’s 15th studio album and its first as a two-piece lineup of Gahan and Gore, following co-founder Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher‘s tragic passing in 2022.
Produced by James Ford, with additional production work by Marta Salogni, Memento Mori‘s themes were inspired by the Covid pandemic.
Memento Mori track listing:
My Cosmos Is MineWagging TongueGhosts AgainDon’t Say You Love MeMy Favourite StrangerSoul With MeCaroline’s MonkeyBefore We DrownPeople Are GoodAlways YouNever Let Me GoSpeak To Me
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