Depeche Mode included David Bowie‘s “Heroes” on the set list throughout the Europe and North American legs of the Global Spirit Tour, and in celebration of the iconic song’s 40th anniversary Friday (Sept. 22), the band unleashed an official cover video.
In the video, the band is simply in the studio. It’s dimly lit, and the vocals are filled with emotion. The video — directed by Tim Saccenti and recorded from the ‘Highline Sessions’ — is described as “one of the stripped back performance films Saccenti made during the recording of (Depeche Mode’s album) Spirit in 2016.”
In a press release, Depeche Mode lead singer Dave Gahan said, “‘Heroes’ is the most special song to me at the moment. Bowie is the one artist who I’ve stuck with since I was in my early teens. His albums are always my go-to on tour and covering ‘Heroes’ is paying homage to Bowie.”
Watch the full tribute video below.