Christoffer Berg, is the band producer for their 12th studio albumwho’s formerly helmed The Knife and Fever Ray records, in California. In the Clash interview, frontman Dave Gahan said the album would be “finished by the end of the year”.
Talking about the new LP’s sound, Gahan said: “Just because it’s another electronic record doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have a certain edge to it. That’s what we’re getting with this. That’s what’s exciting with the Depeche record. We’re definitely going down that road, where we’ve got a lot more bluesy influence on it, and we’re trying to retain that more in the recording and not get too over-fussed about details.”