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Humanist reunites with Dave Gahan on new single, "Brother"

11 June 2024, 14:39 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Humanist has shared the new single “Brother” from their upcoming album On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World, which features vocals from Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan.

“One week after Lanegan’s departure, Ed Harcourt reached out to me regarding one of the musical ideas I'd shared. He reminisced about Mark’s habit of affectionately calling his closest allies ‘Brother’. Which is what he always called me too. This endearing term hinted at a camaraderie akin to a tight-knit family. The song became ‘Brother’. Listening back for the first time, immersed in the music, emotions surged and memories flooded my mind. Initially overwhelmed, I was moved to tears by the sheer power of it all," Rob Marshall explains.

"Dave Gahan, being another of Mark’s longtime friends, seemed the perfect fit for the vocals, and after hearing the track he completely agreed. The track came further to life as more of Mark’s former comrades came into the picture: Isobel Campbell’s haunting cello, Sietse van Gorkom’s stirring strings - all intertwined in a cathartic symphony of remembrance and reverence. It’s a humble tribute to a colossal soul, but it feels undeniably fitting.”

On The Edge Of A Lost And Lonely World is out 26 July via Bella Union and available to pre-order here.

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