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“I’ve always liked this song, but because I’m more of a guitar guy I heard it a little differently, or I thought about what it could be. It’s been lying around for a while for us to – well, not “fix” it, but to take it somewhere else. Depeche Mode has such a strong body of work, and it’s one that has a lot of potential for bands to do things with.
“This song required a lot of work, though. We had done one demo that was faster and slightly more orchestral. We felt, when we were recording the EP, ‘Oh, fuck shit, we kind of blew a load of violins on If You Have Ghosts, so maybe we shouldn’t do that here.’ We realized that the one thing we hadn’t done was a proper metal song.
“Dave and I, being from different ages but still having the same sort of reverential feel, decided to turn it into more of a Trouble song – really slow and kind of by ear almost. It was him on the drums and me on guitar, getting a very live feel. It’s translates to people who are into doom.”