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Depeche Mode – The Artist
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan (lead vocals, co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, chief songwriting), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards, bass guitar). Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Founding member Vince Clarke left after the release of the album; they recorded A Broken Frame (1982) as a trio. Gore took over the lead songwriting and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder joined to fill Clarke’s spot, establishing a lineup that continued for 13 years.
Somebody – The Song
Somebody is the twelfth Depeche Mode UK single and first double A-side single, released on 29 October 1984. The other A side is Blasphemous Rumours. Both A-side songs are from the album Some Great Reward. Somebody is the first single with Martin Gore as lead vocals, one of only three (The other ones being “A Question of Lust” and “Home”.)
The Perfect Couple – The Shape
Since the song, Somebody is about finding your perfect love what better way than to show a loving couple sitting closely together. (Listen out for Martins Gores little twist in the lyrics)
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