Metal heart, you’re not hiding Metal heart, you’re not worth a thing
Following the announcement of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and musical partnership with Soulsavers continuing with the new cover album Imposter, is the unveiling of the first video from the album, a cover of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart”.
The song originally appeared on Cat Power’s 1998 album Moon Pix. And, as Stereogum notes, perhaps by coincidence, Cat Power recently announced her own covers album this past Thursday.
Watch the video for Dave Gahan, Soulsavers cover of “Metal Heart” below:
Imposter was recorded live at Shangri-La recording studio in Malibu as a 10-piece band. Gahan and Soulsavers last collaborated in 2015 for Angels & Ghosts, their second LP following 2012’s The Light the Dead See.
The album features the incomparable Gahan reimagining classic songs “from across genres and time periods,” and he ain’t kiddin’: Gahan will perform numbers penned by everyone from PJ Harvey to Jeff Buckley to Charlie Chaplin to Bob Dylan. The album’s first single, a cover of Cat Power’s Metal Heart, will be unleashed this Friday. Gahan also brings new light to Neil Young’s A Man Needs a Maid, Mark Lanegan‘s Dark Religion, and Gene Clark’s Where My Love Lies Asleep,
“When I listen to other people’s voices and songs—more importantly the way they sing them and interpret the words—I feel at home,” Gahan said. “I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by. I know we made something special, and I hope other people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip—especially people who love music and have for years.”
Pre-Save and pre-order Imposter, out November 12th, here.
1. The Dark End of the Street
2. Strange Religion
3. Lilac Wine
4. I Held My Baby Last Night
5. A Man Needs a Maid
6. Metal Heart
7. Shut Me Down
8. Where My Love Lies Asleep
10. The Desperate Kingdom of Love
11. Not Dark Yet
12. Always On My Mind
*Dave Gahan and Soulsavers, photo by Spencer Ostrander and Joe Magowan