Everyone needs a break from the norm sometimes, and Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan is no different. Though his mainstay outfit is known for its influence on the electronic end of the new wave genre, his collaborative side-project with Soulsavers plays with alternative rock in a desert sandbox. The musicians first came together for 2012’s The Light The Dead See, and now they’re back with their latest effort, Angels & Ghosts.
Dave Gahan has taken a break from touring the world and beyond with Depeche Mode for his second album with the Soulsavers team, Angels and Ghosts, as he talks to Ned Raggett about the new album, his songwriting process and taking time out from Depeche Mode
He spoke to Billboard about « Angels & Ghosts, » the new album from his side project, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers.
Dave Gahan’s parents made him go to church when he was little, and the eventual Depeche Mode frontman didn’t like it much. But hey, he thinks the gospel music helped a little bit.
“One thing I really loved about it was the music,” Gahan tells Billboard. “And I was forced to sing. Maybe that’s where I got my chops… I think there’s always been a spiritual sense to Depeche Mode’s music.”