Depeche Mode’s Surviving Members Return To Studio Following Andy Fletcher’s Passing
Depeche Mode‘s remaining members, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, recently announced on their Instagram that they entered the studio to create new material. It was their first studio session since the keyboardist Andy Fletcher‘s passing in May.
The band released its most recent album ‘Spirit’ on March 17, 2017, preceded by the single ‘Where’s the Revolution?.’ The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number 5 by selling more than 23.000 copies in the first week. It also debuted at number 5 on the US Billboard 200, selling over 60.000 copies. Unfortunately, the record was the last one featuring Andy Fletcher due to his sudden passing.
Fletcher, who contributed to many of the band’s successful works, passed away on May 26, 2022. His fellow bandmates were shocked due to his untimely passing and shared their grief on social media. After the rocker’s family kept it private for a while, they later considered that the fans should also know the details. As the family informed, Fletch died painlessly due to aortic dissection.
Gore and Gahan, who have been going through a tough time since then, recently shared a photo of them working at the studio. The pair wrote in the caption that they went back to the studio to continue creating and focusing on what they are passionate about in their life. The fans also expressed in the comment section their sadness about not being able to see Fletcher with them in the studio.
Depeche Mode wrote the following on their IG:
“Finding stability in what we know and love, and focusing on what gives life meaning and purpose.”
You can check out the IG post below.