Dave Gahan and Soulsavers from Depeche Mode give us a preview of their upcoming album, Impostor, with their cover of “Metal Heart” by Cat Power.
The accompanying video for the track shows footage of the duo working on the album as Gahan’s haunting baritone voice plays backstage footage.
Watch the video below.
Impostor offers 12 reinterpretations “of all genres and all periods”. It’s “a reflection of Dave’s life, a story told by others, but with his own distinct voice.”
Recorded at the iconic Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, the album features renditions of “The Desperate Kingdom of Love” by PJ Harvey, “Where My Love Lies Asleep” by Gene Clark, “Not Dark Yet” by Bob Dylan and ” Dark Religion “by Mark Lanegan” to name a few.
âWhen I listen to other people’s voices and songs – more importantly the way they sing them and perform the lyrics – I feel at home,â Gahan says of the project. âI identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else.
“There is not a performer on the record who has not moved me,” he said of the works presented.
Impostor releases November 12 via Columbia. Pre-order it here.
Gahan recently appeared on Metallica’s massive cover album The Metallica Blacklist with his interpretation of “Nothing else matters.”