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. Watch the ‘I Feel You’ video below.
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.”
Johnny Marr is to support Noel Gallagher at a hometown show in Manchester this summer. The pair will play a leg of the Summer In The City festival on July 11.
Paolo Nutini, The Charlatans and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will also perform on other dates.
Tickets for Summer In The City go on sale on Friday (March 20) at 9am. See the dates in full below.
Paolo Nutini (July 2)
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott (3)
The Charlatans plus special guests Blossoms (4)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Johnny Marr (11)