In RobCast, a weekly podcast by Rob Bella, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has announced that Depeche Mode will ‘probably’ start recording a new album in April. According to the podcast, which you can listen below, Depeche Mode are planning to have a meeting within the next few weeks to schedule the future plans. The new album , their 14th studio album, would again be holding songs penned by both Martin Gore and frontman Dave Gahan.
Listen to the podcast below (past minute 57):
For the band it will be their first new album since the March 2013 released “Delta Machine” which only had one moderately successful single, “Heaven” (none of the 3 singles from the album reached the UK Top 40 for instance). The album itself was quite poorly received by the press, with both NME and Pitchfork Media giving it an all-time low 5/10 (also Side-Line was not impressed and gave it a 4/10); The Independent rated it 2/5 just like The Observer did.
In short, the band will have to prove that they are able to deliver a good album after a few not so brilliant releases. It’s unclear whether the new album will again be released via by Columbia Records and Mute Records. And it’s also unclear who will be in the production seat (Ben Hillier? Flood? …).
To be continued. In the meantime read what fellow fans expect from the new Depeche Mode album.