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“Never Let Me Down Again” is a song by the British electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on August 24, 1987, and later included on their album “Music for the Masses,” which was released in the same year. The song is one of Depeche Mode’s most well-known and enduring tracks and has become a staple in their live performances.
“Never Let Me Down Again” is notable for its driving synth melody and catchy chorus, which is led by the emotive vocals of lead singer Dave Gahan. The song’s lyrics express themes of longing, dependency, and the need for reassurance in a relationship, as the narrator pleads for someone not to let them down.
The song’s production, like many of Depeche Mode’s tracks, was a collaborative effort, with Alan Wilder playing a crucial role in creating the distinctive sound. The band’s use of synthesizers, drum machines, and innovative sound design techniques played a significant role in shaping the electronic music of the 1980s and beyond.
“Never Let Me Down Again” has been well-received by fans and critics and remains a fan favorite. It has been remixed and covered by various artists, and its music video, featuring the band riding motorcycles through the desert, has become iconic in the realm of music videos. Depeche Mode’s ability to blend pop sensibilities with dark and introspective themes is exemplified in this song, making it a significant part of their discography and the broader synth-pop and new wave music genres.