Depeche Mode release Wrong, April 6th, on Mute, the first single from their eagerly-anticipated new album â€˜Sounds Of The Universe’ out April 20th . Wrong is written by Martin Gore and produced by Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow) who previously produced their 2005 album â€˜Playing The Angelâ€™ and the new album â€˜Sounds Of The Universeâ€™.
Wrong grabs the listenerâ€™s attention from its first stack-heeled, staccato shriek. Over stomping beats and screeching synthesisers, Dave hammers out Martinâ€™s darkly comic reflections on a lifetime of mistakes, misdeeds and bad decisions. The track has a guaranteed future as a sky-punching stadium anthem â€“ a Depeche Mode classic.
â€œWe knew at an early stage that Wrong was going to be the first single because itâ€™s quite different to anything weâ€™ve released before. Itâ€™s got a rap feel to it, itâ€™s probably as close to R&B as weâ€™re ever going to sound.â€ says Martin.
The single is available on 2 CDs – a 2 track and a maxi featuring remixes of the single – plus 7â€, and includes the exclusive B-side Oh Well, co-written by Dave and Martin.
Following the release of â€˜Sounds Of The Universeâ€™, Depeche Mode embark on their mammoth, global â€˜Tour Of The Universeâ€™, which kicks off in Israel, May 10th.
The tour features a date at Londonâ€™s O2 Arena, May 30th, which remarkably sold out in one hour.