Depeche Mode founding member Martin Gore previously announced his solo album MG and shared the single “Europa Hymn.” It’s a calm, galactic song that has the “sci-fi” and “filmic” qualities that Gore says represent the sound of the entire album. In that vein, the video for the clip is a simple, drawing-based clip directed by M-I-E that incorporates musical equipment like knobs and piano keys into landscapes that slide by. I love the use of color in the video, shifting from simple black and white to swaths of rainbow colors. It reminds me of the rainbow scratch paper I loved as a kid, simple enough for a child but still elegant in the hands of a deft artist. Watch it below.
MG is out 4/28 via Mute. Pre-order it here.