Watch Depeche Mode’s Intriguing 360-Degree Video for ‘Going Backwards’
Depeche Mode have shared a 360-degree video for their song "Going Backwards." The song is the opening track from their latest effort, Spirit, which was released in March.
The immersive video, directed by Timothy Saccenti, features a stripped down, live cut of "Going Backwards," performed by Depeche Mode in a dark, sparse studio. Laser lights and photographs move behind them. The band also released a version of the video that features more typical videography.
Spirit is Depeche Mode's 14th studio album and their first since 2013's Delta Machine. Rumors had followed the recording of the album, noting that lead singer David Gahan and multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore had major disagreements during the process. But Gahan rejected the idea, saying stories were blown 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,” Gahan told NPR in March. “Of course, in the end we hugged it out and told each other how much we loved each other.”
The band will resume their Global Spirit world tour in late August; they paid homage to David Bowie with a cover of “Heroes” on opening night. Depeche Mode will release a new audio bundle tomorrow (June 23) that features both the original album version of “Going Backwards” and this Highline Sessions version.
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