“Heaven”, the lead single for Depeche Mode’s upcoming album, Delta Machine, was released today. Like any other Depeche Mode fan, I was pretty eager for this release. After hearing snippets of remixes of the track, I was a bit worried, but after hearing the song in its entirety, I’m very impressed and have a better understanding in the direction the band has gone with this album.
“Heaven”, though not very bluesy, is very soulful. I dig it, even if the rest of the album may not sound like this. It’s something different from the band… not as dark as previous works.
The b-side of the single, “All That’s Mine” carries a sound of its own and completely independent from “Heaven” and “Angel”. I can easily see why the track didn’t make it onto the album. Not a bad listen, but definitely doesn’t mesh with the rest of the material we’ve heard so far.
The single is available in standard and maxi flavors, the latter including remixes from Owlle and Blawan.
Listen to “Heaven”
You can stream “Heaven” on the Depeche Mode Vimeo account if the below stream doesn’t work.
Listen to “All That’s Mine”
“Heaven” CD Single Tracklisting:
- All That’s Mine (b side bonus track)
“Heaven” CD Maxi Single Tracklisting:
- Heaven (Owlle Remix)
- Heaven (steps to heaven rmx)
- Heaven (Blawan Remix)
- Heaven (Mathew Dear vs Audion Remix)
Depeche Mode’s full-length, Delta Machine, is slated for a March 26 release date.
UPDATE: Watch the music video for “Heaven”.