Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Video: Hating Church Helped My New Music With Soulsavers

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.” 

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Angels & Ghosts, the new album from Dave Gahan & Soulsavers (his team-up with Rich Machin), dropped Friday (Oct. 23). 

“[It has] more hopefulness to it,” Gahan says, comparing it to its predecessor, 2012’s The Light the Dead See. “Maybe a little darker… definitely more introspective.”