Vince Clarke, the co-founder of Erasure and Depeche Mode, has announced his first solo album: Songs of Silence, which Clarke recorded in his home studio in New York, is out November 17 via Mute. Below, watch the Ebru Yildiz–directed music video for the LP’s “The Lamentations of Jeremiah.”
Clarke co-founded Depeche Mode with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy “Fletch” Fletcher and played on the band’s 1981 debut, Speak & Spell. He went on to form Yazoo, the Assembly, and, eventually, Erasure with Andy Bell. In 2011, he reunited with Gore for VCMG, releasing an album, Ssss, the following year.
Erasure most recently released The Neon and its companion, Day-Glo (Based on a True Story), in 2020 and 2022, respectively.
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Vince Clarke: Songs of Silence
Songs of Silence:
02 White Rabbit
05 Red Planet
06 The Lamentations of Jeremiah
10 Last Transmission