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Depeche Mode's wild new video

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A car speeding backward, a masked driver, multiple hit-and-runs: Singer Dave Gahan talks about the super-spooky imagery in Depeche Mode’s ”Wrong” video, and why he thinks it has ”an element of black comedy.”

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A car drives in reverse with a tied-up man at the wheel.
”The song leaves a lot of questions. Throughout the video, it’s very unclear: What’s going on? Why is the car moving in this direction?”

1:52
The band makes its only appearance in the clip.
”[Director Patrick Daughters] didn’t intend for us to be in it in his original concept. We said, ‘We can be passersby.”’

2:02
The car gets into one of many collisions.
”It’s constantly jarring, much in the same way as a good Coen brothers movie. You’re willing something different to happen, laughing at things you shouldn’t.”

3:22
We finally see the driver’s face — an expression of pure terror.
”The character behind the wheel isn’t in control of anything. You see his panic about wanting to get in control.”

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