Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan has shared a brooding cover of The Raveonettes track ‘Chains’.
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Gahan created the cover, which you can listen to below, with frequent Mode collaborator Kurt Uenala.
Unlike The Raveonettes’ original version, Gahan and Uenala’s menacing cover has an electronic and industrial edge.
It’s set to feature on The Raveonettes’ upcoming mini-album, ‘Rip It Off’, which will feature other artists covering songs from the Danish duo’s 2002 debut EP, ‘Whip It On’.
Commenting on Gahan’s cover, the band’s Sune Rose Wagner chimed in Facebook to share his joy.
“People always measure success in terms of album sales, chart positions, etc., but for me, success was always about dreaming BIG and believing in yourself and what you do and stand for. and stand up to it,” he said.
“Having Dave interpret one of our songs is a success for me! It’s an honor and it shows that daydreaming as a child is a good and creative thing to do, even if people might call you an introvert or diagnose you with ADHD or whatever, dammit! DREAM BIG!”
A full tracklist has not yet been released, but Trentemøller also recently shared their interpretation of ‘Cops on your tail’ from the post office.
Meanwhile, Depeche Mode’s ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ recently received a 220 percent streaming boost in the US, following its inclusion in the HBO series The last of us.
The track, which first appeared on the band’s sixth studio album ‘Music For The Masses’ in 1987, was played in the final scene of the show’s pilot episode earlier this month.
Depeche Mode will also release their 15th studio album, ‘Memento Mori’ this spring. It is their first record since the death of founder and keyboardist Andy Fletcher, who died in May aged 60.
They will also embark on a world tour which includes a date at London’s Twickenham Stadium and a headline slot at Primavera Sound. You can buy your tickets here.