“I am very happy with how the album turned out,” multi-instrumentalist Martin Gore said in an official statement. “The music has a similar vibe to [1990’s] Violator and [1993’s] Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done.”
As for what to expect from the set, frontman Dave Gahan says the songs have “a very organic and direct feel” to them. Say you just want to see Depeche Mode live? No worries—the guys are planning a North American tour, which will be announced soon.