- 03 Jul 17
Vince Clarke, the legendary musician and songwriter behind Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure, turns 57 today. Born in 1960, the innovative synth-pop artist has been cranking out hits since 1981, including "Just Can't Get Enough" (Depeche Mode), "Only You" (Yazoo), and "A Little Respect" and "Chains of Love" (Erasure).
Decades later, Erasure is still producing music.
"The idea of going on forever really appeals to me," Clarke said in a 1997 interview with Hot Press. "It's not that we're a sad old band, I think. I feel that what we do is still pretty good. We're not trying to recapture anything. We don't want to be like we were five years ago. I think we are quite honest about what we do, so therefore the world is condemned to us forever."
That certainly looks to be these case. It has been over ten years since that interview, and Erasure is still going strong, having released yet another album this last May, entitled World Be Gone. Just last week, the duo dropped a remix of the titular song of that same album. The remix will appear on a new EP set for release July 28th.
For the full 1997 interview, click here.