Wild City Song #3: Depeche Mode – The Landscape is Changing

A wonderfully smooth and silky slice of synthpop, The Landscape is Changing from Depeche Mode’s third studio album Construction Time Again, was one of the first songs penned by Alan Wilder, and marked a new political edge to the band’s lyrics. While it’s hard to call David Gahan’s deadpan delivery ‘sincere’, the lyrics get straight to the point, and when paired with an industrial synthpop sound, the song’s chief refrain ‘I don’t care if you’re going nowhere, just take good care of the world’, is very infectious. I’m sure that somewhere in the world, some earnest teen eco-warriors took it to heart, and at the very least were inspired to make their own eco-anthems by those delicious, floaty synths.

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