In these strange, uncertain times, trust the creatives to ask the tough questions.
Depeche Mode’s latest album Spirit, which dropped overnight, does just that as the veteran British band explores the zeitgeist. It's a journey into the dark places.
From the opening bars of “Going Backwards,” frontman Dave Gahan lets us all know what’s on DM’s collective mind. “We are not there yet, we have not evolved/We have no respect, we have lost control/We’re going backwards, ignoring the realities/Going backwards, are you counting up the casualties,” he sings.