Friday, February 1, 2013

heavenly action

Depeche Mode have unleashed the video for their new single, "Heaven". It's a somewhat odd choice for the first single from a new DM album. A sparse, downtempo rock ballad is at odds with the launch of previous longplayers. They've long stopped trying to play the chart game.

"Heaven", it doesn't reflect the more electronic direction that they've hinted at in interviews. Sure, there are few bleepy flourishes, but I was looking forward to something more like the b-side, "All That's Mine".

Sonically, it hits the right buttons. However, one thing missing from both tracks is the booming, epic chorus that was typically the centerpiece of a lead single from a new elpee by the Basildon boys.


  1. I have to say I really enjoy Heaven! It's mature, it's contemporary sounding and yet very much Depeche Mode. This gives me high hopes for Delta Machine.

  2. Me too, I have high hopes for Delta Machine following the release of this single.
    So happy they still go on making music and follow their own road!