Depeche Mode Plotting New Album for 2012

Depeche Mode Plotting New Album for 2012
Martin Gore's upcoming VCMG release with Vince Clarke may have him moonlighting from his Depeche Mode duties this spring, but the songwriter has revealed that his full-time gig will get back into the swing of things late in 2012. A new interview with the prolific electronic pop artist explains that Depeche Mode could have an album out by year's end.

Speaking with The Quietus, Gore expressed that the nascent VCMG project helped him clear his head, and the experience rejuvenated him enough to start whipping up some new Depeche Mode tunes.

"It was a nice break for me to be able to go and do something completely different that doesn't involve poring over lyrics and having to think about vocal melodies," he said. "I think I went back to actually writing for the band with much more vigour afterwards, because I had taken such a break. It gave me a real creative impetus."

Details from there are quite scant, but Gore explained that the band will start writing sessions for the as-yet-untitled LP in March and are "hoping to be finished by the end of the year." It will be their first album since 2009's Sounds of the Universe.

As previously reported, VCMG's Ssss comes out on March 13 through Mute.