Unsolicited Advice From Depeche Mode: A Los Angelista Analysis
The first track speaks to me because one of the enduring themes of my life has been perseverance through emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical tests and difficulties. When they sing "Just hang on. Suffer well. Sometimes it's hard. It's hard to tell," I'm always like PREACH!
I'd argue that every Mode song is about love--or forms of it. Which is probably why I turn to Depeche Mode when I feel the sticky point start to draw blood. To get past the pain, I need a little reminder of what love feels like.