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.”
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?”
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.”’
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.”
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.”