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Dave Gahan (of Depeche Mode) and Soulsavers Share Video for New Cat Power Cover “Metal Heart”

Imposter Due Out November 12 via Columbia

Oct 08, 2021 Photography by Spencer Ostrander and Joe Magowan
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Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan and Soulsavers (aka Rich Machin) have teamed up once again and are releasing a new covers album, the fittingly entitled Imposter, on November 12 via Columbia. Now they have shared its first single, a cover of Cat Power’s 1998 song “Metal Heart.” It was shared via a black & white video featuring in-the-studio footage. Watch it below.

Gahan had this to say about the “Metal Heart” cover in a press release: “It’s probably my favorite at the moment. It was really such a great performance to record because it had this arc, starting as just this little thing which by the end grows into a monster, and to me that same arc also reflects the sentiment of the song.”

The album also features covers of songs by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, PJ Harvey, Charlie Chaplin, Mark Lanegan, and others.

“When I listen to other people’s voices and songs—more importantly the way they sing them and interpret the words—I feel at home,” Gahan said in a previous press release. “I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by.”

He added: “I know we made something special, and I hope other people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip—especially people who love music and have for years.”

Gahan and Soulsavers previously released two other albums together, 2012’s The Light the Dead Sea and 2015’s Angels & Ghosts. Gahan and Machin produced Imposter and unlike their previous collaborations, which were recorded transatlantically, with the duo in different countries, the new album was recorded together with a 10-person band at Shangri-La Recording Studio in Malibu, CA in November of 2019.

Earlier this week Cat Power also announced a new a covers album, simply titled Covers and due out January 14, 2022 via Domino.

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