Following “Ghosts Again,” Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and Martin Gore return with “My Cosmos Is Mine,” the second single from their upcoming album Memento Mori. Set to be released on March 24, 2023, the follow-up to 2017’s Spirit is their first LP in six years.
Gore and Gahan had created Memento Mori with founding member Andy Fletcher, who sadly passed away in May 2022 at age 60. The new song, “My Cosmos Is Mine,” introduces a darker side of their sound in both its arrangement and lyrics: “Don’t play with my world/ Don’t mess with my mind/ Don’t question my spacetime/ My cosmos is mine.”
In a recent interview with NME, Gore admits: “What we do with Depeche is just so huge. There are so many people out there waiting for us to release music or to come and see us play. They always say that the sum is greater than its parts but, without wishing to make it sound crass, we’re like a brand and a cult – a cult brand.”
Speaking of Memento Mori, Gore says: “It was a pretty scary time. Watching the daily figures rise staggeringly just brought death to the forefront. Then in 2021, I hit 60. That was a really big slap in the face for me because my step-dad, who had been there and raised me, died at 61. My biological father died at 68.”
In February, Depeche Mode performed “Ghosts Again” and “Personal Jesus” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Gore and Gahan also plan to go on a worldwide tour, extending to North America and Europe later this year.
Listen to “My Cosmos Is Mine” here: