Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Release New Single ‘Howler’

Depeche Mode‘s Martin Gore has shared his new single “Howler” from his upcoming five-track instrumental EP, The Third Chimpanzee.

The instrumental track is jarring with pounding mechanical sounds and cold synth that makes the whole thing sound otherwordly. As the song progresses, a melodic riff rises from the sea of robotic noises turning it into a haunting track.

Speaking about the song, Gore said “‘Howler’ was the first track I recorded for The Third Chimpanzee EP. I resynthesized some vocals that almost sounded human, but not quite. That’s why I decided to name the track after a monkey. I thought that would be a good theme to carry on with the rest of the tracks.”

Listen to the track below.

Previously, Gore shared “Madrill” from the EP, which drops January 29th via Mute Records. Pre-order a copy here.

Back in November Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex, and Notorious B.I.G.

Speaking about their induction, frontman Dave Gahan said “Growing up, listening to music on the radio and having music, it really kind of helped us to feel normal, feel part of something. That’s what music does for people and I think that’s what Depeche Mode has done for many people. I think music really brings people together, and God knows we need that more today than it seems any other time.”

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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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