Depeche Mode (Photo: Getty Images/Vittorio Zunino Celotto)

In a lengthy Rolling Stone feature, Depeche Mode announced its new album Spirit, which is coming March 17, and released the record’s first single “Where’s The Revolution?” In the interview Depeche Mode vocalist David Gahan says Spirit isn’t expressly political, but that theme seems to appear time and again. “I don’t listen to music in a political way,” said Gahan, “But it’s definitely about humanity, and our place in that.” Those humanist and quasi-social themes are evident on “Where’s The Revolution?,” a song that Gahan claims was written by the band’s chief songwriter Martin Gore in “a very sarcastic, English way.” That can be seen in the song’s chorus which reads, well, a little odd. Gahan sings, “Where’s the revolution? / Come on people, you’re letting me down” at a time when people in America are regularly organizing and activating, but Depeche Mode’s being ironic or satirical or something. so it’s probably fine.

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