Video: Depeche Mode – ‘Heaven’

Few things are more exciting than a new Depeche Mode video (except, of course, an album!), so this morning’s debut of ‘Heaven’ has us feeling extra jazzed for the weekend. It’s actually a simple, dark and but effectively downtempo affair that evokes a ecclesiastic feel befitting its title, with Dave Gahan’s plaintive vocals churning along over a minimal, near-bluesy piano line and choir-heavy chorus. Depeche Mode’s signature synth lines don’t truly creep in til the very end, making us wonder what sort of stylistic departure upcoming album Delta Machine will take. But for now, we’re satisfied with this understated elegiac electro-hymn.

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