Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan covering PJ Harvey, Dylan & more on ‘Imposter’
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan is releasing a new covers album, which is his third collaboration with production duo Soulsavers. (Their last was 2015's Angels & Ghosts.) It's titled Imposter and includes his take on PJ Harvey's "The Desperate Kingdom of Love," Neil Young's "A Man Needs a Maid," Bob Dylan's "Not Dark Yet," Mark Lanegan's "Strange Religion," Gene Clark's Where My Love Lies Asleep," and more.
“When I listen to other people’s voices and songs — more the way they sing them and interpret the words— I feel at home,” Gahan says. “I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by. I know we made something special, and I hope other people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip — especially people who love music and have for years.”
The first single from the album will be a cover of Cat Power's "Metal Heart" and will be out this Friday. In the meantime, check out the album art and tracklist below.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Imposter
01. ‘The Dark End Of The Street’
02. ‘Strange Religion’
03. ‘Lilac Wine’
04. ‘I Held My Baby Last Night’
05. ‘A Man Needs A Maid’
06. ‘Metal Heart’
07. ‘Shut Me Down’
08. ‘Where My Love Lies Asleep’
10. ‘The Desperate Kingdom Of Love’
11. ‘Not Dark Yet’
12. ‘Always On My Mind’