Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore announces solo album ‘MG’ and shares ‘Europa Hymn’ video – watch

The 16-track instrumental LP will be released on April 27

Depeche Mode co-founder Martin Gore will release a solo album next month, now sharing a video for one of its tracks.

‘MG’ is the second lone full-length from Gore and follows on from 2003’s ‘Counterfeit²’. The 16-track instrumental LP will be released on April 27 via Mute. First, watch the video for ‘Europa Hymn’ below.

Johnny Marr recently unveiled a clip for his cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘I Feel You’. Watch it here.

Marr’s version of the electronic rock band’s 1993 single will be released as a seven-inch for Record Store Day 2015, which takes place on April 18. The single will also include a live version of The Smiths‘ 1984 B-side ‘Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’.

Speaking about the Depeche Mode cover, which is part of his live set, Marr commented: “I’ve surprised myself that it sounded so like me and my band. When you cover a song you have to bring something of yourself to it. I was playing it on tour, just in my dressing room, and it sounded good, and then I started to sing it and we worked it up in a soundcheck and played it immediately in the encore that night.”

He continued: “The first night we played it someone posted it on YouTube and it became really popular in the encore. Then the tour was over and I was invited to do something for Record Store Day and it was a really good fit. The song turned out surprisingly well. We managed to put our own twist on it, and I think make it modern.”