Depeche Mode vocalist Dave Gahan, in an interview with Izvestia, spoke about why he chose Greek Orthodoxy. According to the musician, it was not entirely his decision.
“I married a Greek woman. And in order to get married in a church, I had to convert to Greek Orthodoxy. There was a priest, all the canons were observed,” he said.
The band’s frontman was also asked about whether he goes to churches, whether it happened to visit Russian Orthodox churches: “Yes, I like to visit Orthodox churches. But not for the sake of the cult of the church, I’m not so religious today.
In December 2021, a collector’s edition of the rockumentary classic Depeche Mode “101” by D.A. Pennebaker and Dave Gahan’s new solo release is the studio album Imposter (Dave Gahan & Soulsavers), sustained in pop crooning aesthetics. The Depeche Mode frontman told Izvestia about how, where and why these records were created, what song James Hetfield asked to record and what happens after a tour of 130 concerts. Producer Richie Machin took part in the conversation.
In particular, Gahan noted that the idea of creating a new album and working on it opened “some new chakras” in it. The musician admitted that he really burned out after the last Depeche Mode tour and began to discuss with producer Rich Machin about the songs and artists that influenced them. Songs such as Dan Penn/James Carr’s The Dark End of the Street or Bob Dylan’s Not Dark Yet are said by Gahan to reflect his own life.
Dave Gahan is a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the vocalist for the electronic band Depeche Mode since its formation in 1980. At the end of 2021, the Depeche Mode frontman released his third album with Richie Machin and his Soulsavers project.