Hear Dave Gahan And Soulsavers Take On Cat Power’s ‘Metal Heart’

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and Soulsavers give us a preview of their upcoming album, Imposter, with their cover of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart.”

The track’s accompanying video shows footage of the duo working on the album while Gahan’s haunting baritone vocals plays over the behind the scenes footage.

Watch the video below.

Imposter features 12 reinterpretations “from across genres and time periods.” It’s “a reflection of Dave’s life, a story told by others, but in his own distinct voice.”

Recorded at the iconic Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, the album features renditions of PJ Harvey’s “The Desperate Kingdom of Love,” Gene Clark’s “Where My Love Lies Asleep,” Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet,” and Mark Lanegan’s “Dark Religion” to name a few.

“When I listen to other people’s voices and songs – more importantly the way they sing them and interpret the words – I feel at home,” says Gahan of the project. “I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else.

“There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by,” he said of the featured works.”

Imposter comes out November 12th via Columbia. Pre-order it here.

Gahan recently took part in Metallica’s massive covers album The Metallica Blacklist with his rendition of “Nothing Else Matters.”

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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