Song of the Day, September 18: World Full of Nothing by Depeche Mode

DepecheWorldToday’s song comes from Depeche Mode’s 1986 masterpiece Black Celebration. Occasional vocalist Martin Gore takes the lead on World Full of Nothing, a dark look at need. The tale of a first sexual encounter, it perfectly captures the tension and tentativeness. Laced through those very human elements is a bleak thread, an acknowledgment that they are desperate for contact, lacking any real emotional resonance. In the modern world, Gore supposes, that may be all we can hope for. “Though it’s not love, it means something.”

Enjoy this delightfully dark tune today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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