Listen: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore shares new single ‘Mandrill,’ announces solo EP

'The Third Chimpanzee' is set for release on January 29

Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore has announced a new solo EP called The Third Chimpanzee, which is set for release on January 29th. As part of the announcement, he’s shared the collection’s lead single, “Mandrill.”

The new EP, which follows 2015’s MG, is a five-track collection of synth pop tracks filled with atmospheric electronic instrumentals.

“The first track I recorded had a sound that wasn’t human,” Gore explains. “It sounded primate-like. I decided to name it ‘Howler,’ after a monkey. Then, when it came time to name the EP, I remembered reading the book The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee. It all made sense to call it that, as the EP was made by one of the third chimpanzees.”

Listen to “Mandrill” and check out the tracklist for The Third Chimpanzee EP below.
 

 
The Third Chimpanzee EP Tracklist:

01 – “Howler”
02 – “Mandrill”
03 – “Capuchin”
04 – “Vervet”
05 – “Howler’s End”