Music Monday: Depeche Mode “Heaven”

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Depeche Mode’s new single “Heaven”
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One of my all time favorite bands has a new album coming out March 26th called “Delta Machine” They released the first single last week called “Heaven”

Odd Choice

On the first few listens to the new song, it seemed like an odd choice, given this band’s history with lead singles from previous albums like “Enjoy The Silence” and “Wrong” which are strong in just about every way. But while there is no denying the barritone vocals of Dave Gahan and the higher background vocals from Martin Gore, this song just fell flat for me.

Until I played it a good 40 times over this last weekend. Then it sank in a bit more as a decent song. But a song from your favorite band shouldn’t need to be played that much to really grab you. Which it’s still not completely grabbing me. I don’t hate the song by any stretch, but it is making me want to hear the rest of the album now and how the other songs on the album are, compared to this lead single.

So readers, what say you about this new song from Depeche Mode?

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  1. Dave2 says:

    Weak. Marton Gore promised an album that’s a cross between Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion… I hear none of that with this track. Am really hopeful that the remaining songs are better than this.

    1. martymankins says:

      Now that I’ve heard the album (thanks to iTunes streaming it), I can say that they should have picked another single. A lot of other songs are more worthy of being a lead single.

  2. kapgar says:

    While I like the song so far, it’s a terrible lead off track for a new album. Better as a second or, preferably, third single.

    1. martymankins says:

      Agreed. Third single would have been better.

  3. While I don’t like the song and don’t think it should have been a single, I’m still hoping the album is better. And judging from this article I think I’m somewhat reassured that Heaven was, as they put it, a fake-out.

    The Alan Wilder golden years of Black Celebration, Music For The Masses, and Violator is still my Depeche Mode of choice and in recent years I have to admit I’ve become more disappointed with the songs on their albums.

    1. martymankins says:

      You and I are in agreement on Alan Wilder. Would be nice to see a return, but it’s not happening. I wonder how many others feel the same way?

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