If you’re a Depeche Mode fan, I’m sure you’ve been eagerly counting down the days until the release of their much-awaited 13th studio album, Delta Machine (due out March 26th). Recorded in Santa Barbara, CA, the album’s first single "Heaven" was said to make its radio debut tomorrow but to many a sonic delight, the world premiere happened this morning by KROQ Los Angeles hosts Kevin & Bean.
According to chief songwriter Martin Gore, the new album harkens back to some of their classic sounds, saying "it’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs…It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me." It’s been four years since the release of their last album, Sounds of the Universe and in an announcement Gore mentioned that writing this album was "incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it."
Head over to KROQ to take a listen to "Heaven."