Multi-platinum recording artist Dave Gahan, along with musical partner Soulsavers, premiere their new video Shine.
The song is their second single from their acclaimed new album Angels & Ghosts, and comes on the heels of their sold-out, six show global trek that showcased many of the songs on the new album. Angels & Ghosts is the collaborators’ second album, following their 2012 release The Light the Dead See.
Exhibiting the powerful live allure of the album, the band recently performed a rousing rendition of Shine on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with Gahan recently commenting to Rolling Stone that “the song is on the optimistic side for me.” Gahan originally conceived the idea for Shine while performing live, remarking that it came from a show, “Where I felt like I had all the power I wanted. All the energy I needed. It was one of those nights.”
The new video also captures the optimistic tone of the song, reflecting the vibrant culture of New York City where Gahan has made his home for the past two decades. “New York was the first place I’d ever been to where I felt like I belonged,” he says. The video was directed by James Rogers and features model Rebekah Underhill.
The cinematic first single from Angels & Ghosts, All Of This And Nothing, kicked off in early fall to universal acclaim. The band released an insightful album trailer in October which featured compelling behind-the-scenes studio glimpses of the creative process for the 9-track effort. A transatlantic collaboration, the writing process started with Dave Gahan and Soulsavers’ Rich Machin exchanging demos and ideas from their respective studios in lower Manhattan and rural England. They then recorded the album with additional musicians in studios around the world, including classic locations such as Sunset Sound in Los Angeles and Electric Lady in New York. The end result is a vibrant, live-sounding album, and proof of the “instant and obvious fit” Machin felt writing with Gahan.