"what music do you like?" is such a stressful question like what do you want to know??? genres?? artists?? albums??? time periods?? 25 most played?? what i’m currently listening to??? what i listen to at different times of the day?? be more specific??????
buying presents for people who aren’t obsessed with anything is fucking impossible…
DO YOU EVEN LIKE ANYTHING?
You say you and Martin are positive, but Delta Machine is still pretty dark. Where does that come from?
That’s just in us. We look at he other side of things and I think out of that—it sounds corny, but those spaces that you get yourself into that can be kind of destructive and dark. We say better out than in, and if you can somehow write out of that and then put that into a place that has a feeling of hope about it as well as the despair, I find that that’s the place where it’s really human. A lot of people would say that we don’t make very human-sounding music, but it seems to move a lot of people and a lot of people identify with it on very deep levels. Once a day when I’m walking around New York, somebody will just come up to me and say, “Thank you so much for your music,” or, “Oh you helped me through college,” or “I don’t know what I would have done without that song.” So there’s something about what we do that people respond to, and I think you can look at it in two different ways. Yes, it’s got a feel about it that can be dark at times. The tone in my voice evokes that kind of imagery, and I’ve chosen to embrace that rather than change it. It’s kind of who I am. I understand when people say, “Oh it’s so dark, so heavy.” But I think it has both dark and lightness. I think that’s life. - Dave Gahan (Entertainment Weekly)