Depeche Mode musicians Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher talk about the inspiration behind their latest album ''Spirit''. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Depeche Mode are back, releasing their 14th studio album which the British synth-pop musicians describe as "bleak". The Syrian conflict and rise of nationalism in Europe are cited by the band as inspirations for their songs on "Spirit". The group, which was formed in the 1980s, premiered their latest work at a Berlin concert on Friday night (March 17) to mark the record's release. In an interview with Reuters, musician Martin Gore said the album "doesn't view humanity very kindly". Bandmate Andrew Fletcher added that he thought "Spirit" would make an impact since Depeche Mode "are not known for making political statements".