Dave Gahan is the middle of something of a creative purple patch.
Depeche Mode released their well-received studio album 'Delta Machine' in 2013, following hot on the heels of the singer's full length collaboration with Soulsavers.
Since then, the singer has completed an exhausting world tour - and hopped back in the studio. Working once more with Soulsavers, the project's new album 'Angels & Ghosts' will be released on October 23rd, and is set to be followed by a select batch of live performances.
Clash was granted the chance to chat to Dave Gahan, discussing 'Angels & Ghosts' and much, much more. As the conversation drew to a close, though, we couldn't help but ask about Depeche Mode's current plans...
"No plans at the moment but I'm not ruling out Martin (Gore) and I being back in the studio at some point next year," he explained. "I know he's started a bit of writing and I've started a little bit of writing as well. I did see him recently and we talked a little bit about getting together later this year just to sort of have a chat about what that might be."
"Look, there's going to be another Depeche record. We're not done," he insisted. "We always have that feeling... after a tour, you're like: I'm done. And then suddenly this feeling starts coming up again, like, well we could have made a better record or we could have worked with that guy or we could have done this or we could have done that. There's still that nagging feeling that I have with Martin. And I think that between us Martin and I are just starting to scratch at something that's a little different between us. We're much more of a team these days than we've ever been, which has taken a long time."
So there we have it. A full Dave Gahan interview will be live on Clash shortly.