Depeche Mode performs “Wagging Tongue” on the Tonight Show

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Depeche Mode played on the three major American late-night shows to promote “ Memento Mori “.

Friday, Depeche Mode was on the Tonight Show to perform the song “ Wagging Tongue » from his new album Memento Mori.

Since announcing this album a little over a year ago, Depeche Mode first performed new single “ Ghosts Again » on The Late Show in February, then performed the song again on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March. On Friday, the day before their concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, Depeche Mode completed this list by appearing on Jimmy Fallon’s show.

When Depeche Mode unveiled Memento Mori, WECB highlighted “ Wagging Tongue ” among the album’s highlights, noting that the track was a rare collaboration between Dave Gahan and Martin Gore. “ Gahan sings of his sadness “when we see another angel die” over sparkling New Wave synths that recall the band’s early work “, wrote WECB about this piece. “ The lyrics, which Gahan sings ominously, could be a metaphorical indictment of politicians who must act on gun safety. Or it could be about rising above personal obstacles, but either way, with the shimmering keyboard in the background, the words have a special way of embedding themselves in your brain. »

Depeche Mode is currently halfway through the second leg of its North American tour, which will last until December 15, when the band will end its journey at the Arena in Los Angeles.


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