remember that you must die.
But at the same time, remember to live, to rejoice, to enjoy what you have.
Depeche Mode are back on March 24, six years after Spirit released in 2017, with the album,
produced by James Ford and with the production added by Marta Salogni,
which borrows the Latin quotation
and the dark atmospheres that the phrase suggests to explore different facets.
The first unreleased album (Columbia Records/Sony Music), and to follow the first tour, which sees Dave Gahan and Martin Gore without Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, who for 40 years has been an integral part of the band and of the life of the two artists, died suddenly last May.
When, twists of fate, the title of the disc had already been decided.
And it has thus taken on an even more powerful and incisive meaning.
As well as the twelve tracks that compose it, born for the most part during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, so some of the themes dealt with within it were directly inspired by that period: from the gloomy opening to the final closure, the songs range from themes like paranoia and obsession to catharsis and joy, with all the infinite facets in between.
"For me it was one of the most difficult albums we've ever made - Gahan told NME -. Remember you must die is an exhortation to make the most of life".
The release of the album will be followed by a world tour, the first by Depeche Mode in more than five years and the nineteenth in total,
which will begin in March and arrive in Italy with three dates: July 12 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, July 14 at the San Siro stadium in Milan and July 16 at the dall'Ara stadium in Bologna.