See Depeche Mode Play Haunting, Soulful 'Heaven'

No 'Eyes Wide Shut' orgy masks in song's second (more restrained) video

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Depeche Mode debuted the Eyes Wide Shut-esque video for "Heaven," the lead single off their upcoming 13th studio album, Delta Machine (out March 26), last month. Now the English synth trio have unveiled a more restrained second clip for the doom n' gloomer (via NPR). The above black-and-white short doesn't have the Biblical imagery or sci-fi light show of the music video proper, but it does feature an impassioned live performance from lead singer Dave Gahan, who previously described the new full-length as having a "soulful vibe." We're definitely getting that now. SPIN's Daphne Carr recently noted that the mournful piano and downcast guitar strokes of "Heaven" are a bit of a false start — "the rest of Delta Machine is harder and weirder," she wrote — but somehow Depeche Mode always make wrong feel just right.

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