Happy Birthday / Joyeux anniversaire Mr Dave Gahan
Stepping into the spotlight was not the easiest move for Dave Gahan. Of course he’s been strutting around as the singer of Depeche Mode for the better part of 40 years, but with Soulsavers Gahan takes control of the music in the studio as well as on the stage, and the fear and thrill of total ownership is not lost to him.
After two solo records—2003’s Paper Monsters and 2007’s Hourglass—Gahan teamed up with the UK production duo Soulsavers (Rich Machin and Ian Glover) in 2012 for their first collaborative LP, The Light the Dead See. This year, the three saints of sweeping British electronic pop released Angels & Ghosts, a gorgeous, spacious, gospel-tinged album that showcases Gahan’s ability to craft songs that fit right into his shiny, leather pockets. While there’s a spartan quality to the album, learning how to perform these songs live required the use of a 10-member band that includes members of Spirtualized and Porno for Pyros.
On the latest episode of From The Road, Gahan and Soulsavers take us into rehearsals, where Gahan details the struggles of creating music and the various angels and ghosts that have kept both Soulsavers and Depeche Mode going all these years.
DEPECHE Mode frontman Dave Gahan, has always cited David Bowie’s music as an influence.
The Thin White Duke’s seminal late Seventies albums – Heroes and Low in particular – clearly had a deep effect on the Basildon band, which transformed themselves from hit making synth poppers to stadium rock giants.
Gahan cited Bowie’s influence on his work with Depeche Mode and as a solo artist prior to the release of his album with Soulsavers in September last year. At the time, he said: “David Bowie is the one artist, I would say, who for many decades has always surprised me and also lifted me. I have complete identification with his voice and his melodies.”
Pimpf additional info : At the beginning of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan was recruited to be the singer of the band by performing a cover of David Bowie’s « Heroes »
En signant Angels & Ghosts, élaboré avec le groupe Soulsavers, le chanteur de la formation anglaise a trouvé un souffle nouveau.
Chanteur d’un des groupes britanniques les plus populaires des trente-cinq dernières années, Dave Gahan s’épanouit autant en jouant les bêtes de scène dans les stades qu’en livrant des projets musicaux plus modestes. En l’absence de disque ou de tournée de Depeche Mode, il a poursuivi cette année une aventure entamée en 2012 avec la formation Soulsavers.
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The clip cuts between myriad NYC moments and Gahan and model Rebekah Underhill sauntering around a room beautifully lit by dangling filament bulbs. It’s a simple set of visuals, but Gahan’s chilling vocals and the song’s smoldering guitar pair perfectly with shots of chess players and painters in Washington Square park and a couple gazing across the Hudson river at sunset.
Shine » opens Angels and Ghosts, and in an interview with Rolling Stone, Gahan said the melody and loose lyrical idea came to him after a Depeche Mode concert in Berlin.
« It was one of those nights where, on the stage, everything just felt great, » he said. « When I got back to the hotel that night, this melody was spinning around in my head. I threw it into my phone and when [Soulsavers’] Rich [Machin] sent me that guitar, I remembered this thing, and the two just came together very fast. ‘Shine’ really set the record up, so we made it the first song. »
Angels and Ghosts, released in October, serves as an extension of Gahan and Soulsavers’ 2012 collaboration, The Light the Dead See. While Depeche Mode have been enjoying a short break, Gahan said he and Martin Gore were interested in making another record, and added, « sometime next year I wouldn’t be surprised if we were back in the studio. »
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J’adore vraiment ce qu’il fait avec Soulsavers ,superbe Titre
I really enjoy a lot what he’s done with Soulsavers, a wonderful song.