Best known as the iconic frontman of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan makes a dynamic solo return on October 8th with ‘Kingdom’. The first single to be taken from his eagerly awaited LP ‘Hourglass’, it follows 2003’s solo debut ‘Paper Monsters’ and is a welcome return for the acclaimed singer/songwriter.
Written, performed and produced by Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott - both members of the Depeche Mode touring band - ‘Kingdom’ is a masterclass in energetic electronica.
Available on 2-track CD, 7” picture disc, Maxi CD and download, each format is available with highly collectible bonus material. The 2-track CD & 7” features the immaculate B-side ‘Tomorrow’, while the maxi CD features the official video directed by Jaron Albertine. A 12” vinyl release will follow on 29th October,
“It’s this idea that there’s a better place, and it’s not up there in the clouds, its right here. And it’s about becoming more accepting of life and the way it is.” Says Dave. “I would be lying if I said the world didn’t affect me. I have children and I want to protect them; and sometimes I don’t really have the ability to do that.”
Produced by Dave with Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott, both members of the Depeche Mode touring band, ‘Hourglass’ also reflects Gahan’s growth as a songwriter. Initially showcased with 2003’s
‘Paper Monsters’, he later wrote 3 stellar tracks for Depeche Mode's recent 2-million selling ‘Playing The Angel’ – ‘I Want It All’, ‘Suffer Well’ & ‘Nothing's Impossible’.
Sonically, the record cuts across a range of influences and styles with grace. Decidedly more electronic than his previous solo work, he has seamlessly swapped the guitar of ‘Paper Monsters’ for the synthesizer he epitomizes so well.
The new album is musically far closer to the sound of Depeche Mode.
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