Depeche Mode shared the news on Friday (February 3) that their new single “Ghosts Again” is coming out soon.
“Ghosts Again, first single from Depeche Mode’s upcoming album Memento Moriwill be released on February 9, 2023,” Martin Gore and Dave Gahan shared in a social media post, promoting the album’s artwork and songs popping up in murals, bus stops, subway stations, and more. Set your clocks to 9 February 6pm CET / 5pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PT.
“Ghosts Again,” released on Tuesday (February 9), will be the 90s icon’s first single since “Where’s the Revolution,” “Going Backwards,” and “Cover Me” from his 2017 album. . spiritIt’s also the first new song released by the synthpop band since the sudden death of co-founder Andy Fletcher in May 2022 at the age of 60. Depeche Mode announced the following month that the utility player had died of an aortic dissection.
The band’s fans seemed confused by the single’s announcement after thinking the song was meant to be dropped as part of New Music Friday. “Oh, I thought it would come out,” one person wrote. “I’ve been checking Spotify all morning,” complained another user.
The confusion seemed to stem from a countdown clock the duo posted seven days ago, signaling that something significant was about to happen.
“So what was the countdown for?” one follower demanded, while another asked, “The temporary announcement that was scheduled for a week later is an announcement that we have to wait another week? This story. starts off fine..”
Depeche Mode’s “Never Let Me Down Again” was a huge streaming hit last month thanks to its use in the pilot episode of the new HBO series. Last of UsThe sync propelled the 1987 classic to number one. billboard‘s LyricFind US Chart and LyricFind Global Chart (as of January 28).
Watch Depeche Mode’s “Ghosts Again” announcement below.