Goonies never say die, and neither do legendary electronic rock bands, because Depeche Mode are back with a new single.
Titled ‘My Cosmos Is Mine’, it’s another taste of the English outfit’s forthcoming album, Memento Mori.
After starting out ominously with some powerful messages – “Don’t play with my world / Don’t mess with my mind” – the track quickly turns into a more intent protest cry: “No final breaths / No senseless deaths,” Dave Gahan pleads. The industrial backing noise is the perfect complement to the moody dystopian themes.
‘My Cosmos Is Mine’ follows ‘Ghosts Again’, another cut from the band’s upcoming 15th studio album, which is set for release on Friday, March 24th. Memento Mori will be Depeche Mode’s first album in six years, since 2017’s Spirit reached number 14 on the ARIA Albums Chart and number five on both the U.S. Billboard 200 and U.K. Albums Chart.
The forthcoming release, however, will be tinged with sadness as it’s the first Depeche Mode album since the passing of founding keyboardist Andy Fletcher last year.
When the album was announced late last year, Gahan said the somewhat prophetic title was chosen prior to Fletcher’s death. “Martin and I, when it came to the making of the music for Memento Mori, we already had the title and songs that we recorded,” he said at the time.
“And we had even begun working on some of those with James Ford producing and Marta Salogni, and Fletch had not yet heard any of the songs, nothing. I know he would have loved a lot of the stuff we were doing and he also would have been the first to say, ‘Why do you have to have so many songs about death?’”
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