Reporting Scott T. Sterling
Depeche Mode’s resurgent return to the spotlight rolls on, with the band’s latest song getting remixed by two of the hottest names in dance music.
“Soothe My Soul,” the second single from Depeche Mode’s current full-length, Delta Machine, is set for a May 10th release, with the CD maxi-single and vinyl 12-inch coming with a remix by Steve Angello of the Swedish House Mafia in collaboration with DJ/producer Jacques Lu Cont, also known as Stuart Price, who’s worked with Madonna, the Killers and New Order.
“Depeche Mode and Jacques Lu Cont are heroes to me,” Angello told Rolling Stone. “So when the opportunity came, there was not a single doubt in my mind.”
The hard-driving, bluesy original is reworked by the producers into a dynamic dance track that moves from big beats to moody breakdowns, ideal for creating dramatic moments in a DJ set.
Depeche Mode brings the Delta Machine world tour to North America this summer, starting on August 22 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in suburban Detroit.
“Depeche Mode has become something that I see very clearly …our fans who come to the gigs, they know us,” lead singer Dave Gahan told Time recently. “They know our music. It means something to them. It means something in their life, or it meant something, anyway. Thirty years is a long time. It’s why people walk up to me on the street in New York and say, ‘That record got me through college!’ or ‘That song came on when my daughter was born.’ I get more of that than anything else and that’s a really nice feeling, to have meant something. To be part of something that means something to people.”