English electro-band, Depeche Mode have always gone the extra mile for their performances, and now they’ve gone a few extra degrees, too.
Yesterday, Depeche Mode released a brand new 360-degree live video for their song, ‘Going Backwards’ to show off their opening track from their new album, Spirit, which was released in March.
The epic new video lets us see all of Depeche Mode in a way we’ve never seen before and embraces modern technology to give us something completely immersive. ‘Going Backwards’ was directed by Timothy Saccenti and shows the band in a sparse room with low-lighting, moving photographs and laser lights. Instead of the original, this video features an amazing stripped-down version of their song. See it below:
Their new record is the band’s 14th studio album and their first release since their 2013 album, Delta Machine. There were rumors the band would never release new music, after an apparent disagreement between lead singer, David Gahan, and instrumentalist, Martin Gore. However, Gahan confirmed that the whole event was taken out of proportion.
It gets like that sometimes in the studio. A certain amount of tension, I actually believe, is very important when you’re working on music. Of course, in the end, we hugged it out and told each other how much we loved each other.
Alongside their new album and epic new 360-degree video, Depeche Mode will continue their Global Spirit World Tour this August. They will also be releasing an audio bundle today with their original ‘Going Backwards’ version and this new live session version – you can grab it (you know you want to) on Amazon.