Depeche Mode celebrate 40th anniversary of David Bowie's 'Heroes' with haunting cover
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English electronic band Depeche Mode recorded a studio version of their cover of David Bowie's "Heroes," which they released today in honor of the original track's 40th anniversary. Depeche Mode has been performing the cover out on their Global Spirit Tour in Europe and North America and seen an enthusiastic response from fans.
The band also released a video for their emotional version of the song. Directed by Tim Saccenti, the visual features the band in an intimate studio setting, a scene derived from one of the stripped-back performance films that Saccenti made during the recording of their latest release, Spirit, in 2016.
Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan had this to say about the track: "'Heroes' is the most special song to me at the moment. Bowie is the one artist who I've stuck with since I was in my early teens. His albums are always my go-to on tour and covering 'Heroes' is paying homage to Bowie."
The band continues to make their way through North America on the Global Spirit Tour, which runs through Sept. and Oct. before heading back overseas in Nov. and continuing through March.
Spirit is Depeche Mode's 14th studio album and features singles "Where's The Revolution", "Going Backwards" and their most recent release, "Cover Me." The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and has received an overwhelmingly positive critical reception.