Depeche Mode‘s new album Delta Machine is set for a March 26 release, but the first official single drops this Friday. If this 13th DM album is indeed a “bit of a hybrid” of Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion, then “Heaven” definitely skews toward the latter.
With soulful backing vocals and blues guitar, the dirge is reminiscent of the Soulsavers record David Gahan provided vocals for last year:
The single will feature several “Heaven” reworks, the “Owlle Remix” among them. I’m usually not one for remixes, but I prefer this one to the original:
Superior to both is the b-side, “All That’s Mine”, which will also appear on the deluxe edition of Delta Machine. It’s the kind of dense synthpop we’ve all been hoping for since Violator:
For a further glimpse of the new album, check out the studio video for “Angel” released last fall.