Depeche Mode just can’t get enough when it comes to writing, recording, and touring. The British electronic band has announced they will be releasing their fourteenth studio album Spirit March 17th. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee uploaded their latest single “Where’s the Revolution” on their YouTube channel.
The lead single takes another political stance, much like “Everything Counts”, “Get The Balance Right”, “People Are People” and “Master and Servant”.
Frontman Dave Gahan tells Rolling Stone the message behind “Where’s the Revolution” :
We’re living in a time of real change. As I get older, the things going on in the world affect me more. I think about my kids and what they’re growing up into.
I know to some people, this will come off as rich rock stars living in their big houses in Santa Barbara with not a care in the world, and it’s true that we’re very fortunate. But that doesn’t mean you stop caring about what’s going on in the world. It’s really affecting me.
“Where’s the Revolution” questions passiveness in the face of corruptive powers. The chorus recites “where’s the revolution? Come on, people, you’re letting me down.”
Depeche Mode, who’ve been going strong for nearly four decades, will be doing a Global Spirit Tour across Europe and North America this summer. The tour will raise money for charity to provide safe drinking water for at-risk communities across the world. It seems Depeche Mode is doing their part in a revolution of their own.