SOM (Junius, Caspian, etc.) have announced a tribute EP to synth pop icons Depeche Mode. That EP has been titled “Faith” and will meet a May 26th release through Sonic Ritual. The band have selected their cover of “Enjoy The Silence” to serve as the public introduction to the EP, having newly launched a video for it below.
SOM vocalist/guitarist Will Benoit commented:
“‘Enjoy The Silence‘ is one of my all-time favorite songs and it embodies everything that makes Depeche Mode great. As soon as the drums kick in you get this iconic, earworm guitar line, then the song drops down into a sort of weird, off kilter verse melody which explodes into a stadium-sized, emotional chorus.”
“It was daunting to take this song on because it really does have a life of its own outside of Depeche Mode. So we worked pretty hard to find a delicate balance of homage, but we also really wanted to ‘own it’ and infuse as much weight and density as possible. Working on the arrangement felt like a lesson in how to write a great song, and it was a special feeling to get to really live inside of this piece of music for a while.”