Depeche Mode have unveiled the starkly beautiful and intensely provocative video for Wagging Tongue.
Lifted from the duo’s latest album, ‘Memento Mori’, the clip for the song is directed by The Sacred Egg with creative direction by longtime Depeche Mode collaborator, Anton Corbijn.
“Set in a cinematic universe where rules governing interpersonal communication are strict and surreal, Wagging Tongue tells the story of a young couple from a small remote village who join their neighbours for a confrontational ritual — one that draws in participants from all walks of life: lawyers, businessmen, priests, policemen, even Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode,” reads a press release for the visual.
Watch the Wagging Tongue music video below.
The ‘Memento Mori’ album and tour – which is playing now across Europe – follows the passing of founding member Andy Fletcher, with Dave sharing of the project: “It’s been a really enjoyable process, making this record with Martin, and James Ford, and Marta Salogni.
“We get to make music and we get to play music for you, hopefully bring a sense of joy and togetherness in our own small way, in a world that seems to be constantly in some kind of turmoil.
“It sometimes feels a bit strange to be able to do this, any time, but to be able to walk on a stage and bring some joy to a lot of people, I hope, is something that I think we are pretty proud of.”
‘Memento Mori’ is out now on Columbia.