He spoke to Billboard about "Angels & Ghosts," the new album from his side project, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.
Dave Gahan’s parents made him go to church when he was little, and the eventual Depeche Mode frontman didn’t like it much. But hey, he thinks the gospel music helped a little bit.
“One thing I really loved about it was the music,” Gahan tells Billboard. “And I was forced to sing. Maybe that’s where I got my chops… I think there’s always been a spiritual sense to Depeche Mode’s music.”