All things considered, Martin Gore has had an eventful year. His band Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- their Zoom acceptance speech was one of the highlights of the virtual ceremony -- and he's set to release new solo EP, The Third Chimpanzee, in January. You can check out the icy, metallic "Mandrill" from that below.

Like a lot of us, Gore found solace in listening to music in 2020 and he's made a playlist of some of his favorites, including tracks by Andy Stott, Jlin, Trentemoller, Lip Talk, Motor, Biosphere, Turning Jewels Into Water and more. "Here is a list of tracks and artists that I have been listening to a lot this year," says Martin. "Music is a healer - mentally at least. Thank you, Music! Thank you, Artists!"

Give Martin's "Escape 2020" playlist a spin, and check out the tracklist, below.


1. Andy Stott - It Should Be Us
2. Turning Jewels Into Water - Swirl in the Waters
3. Azu Tiwaline - Itrik
4. Moonlight Benjamin - Papa Legba
5. Gidge - The Cascades
6. Flame 1 - Fog
7. The Exaltics - One
8. Beatrice Dillon - Workaround Seven
9. Jlin -Enigma
10. Susumu Yakota - F (Bonus Track)
11. Motor (feat. Martin L. Gore) – Man Made Machine
12. Otone – Slice
13. Trentemoller - Blue September
14. Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy - Zawaj
15. Lip Talk - Mind Games
16. Martin Gore – Mandrill