Kanye West and Depeche Mode – chalk and cheese, polar ends of the musical spectrum, right?
It’s a match made in hell, at least for hordes of devotees who would probably burn a red rose or two in protest if it were true.
Still, some may recall a “mashup” of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus with rapper and R&B megastar Kanye West’s Black Skinhead from 2013.
The Dan Chamberlain creation got a fair amount of buzz on the web at the time but the track was never given any kind of official release or widespread airtime.
Fast forward four years and it’s about to get A Lot Of Exposure, with the track included on the soundtrack and new trailer for Charlize Theron-fronted action movie Atomic Blonde.
The first third of the three-minute showcase features New Order’s Blue Monday, but then it’s time for the fusion of Depeche stomping and Kanye verbal pouting to kick in.
Here is the trailer:
The movie is the first big-ticket outing for director David Leitch, a former stuntman who has stood in for the likes of Brad Pitt and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
And if you think Atomic Blonde, a spy thriller set at the end of the Cold War, has a certain Jason Bourne-type vibe about it, then you’d be correct – Leitch starred in both The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bourne Legacy.
Atomic Blonde is due for release in the summer of 2017 and also stars James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones and Bill Skarsgard.
Personal Jesus has previously featured on the soundtrack for Saddam Hussein son Udday biopic, The Devil’s Double, in 2011.
French Canadian movie Le Confessionnal, directed by Robert Lepage, used Waiting For The Night for its theatre trailer.
The award-winning 1995 film starred Kristen Scott Thomas (The English Patient) and Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors).
Lepage must’ve been a fan of Depeche and Violator as he also had Policy Of Truth included in the main soundtrack for the film.