Digital Music — September 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Stream: Vince Clarke and Ane Brun cover Depeche Mode’s ‘Fly on the Windscreen’

Back in June, Erasure’s Vince Clarke tweeted news that he’d “just finished ‘Fly on the Windscreen’ featuring Ane Brun on vocals and kazoo,” a somewhat cryptic message that also noted “the turtle is restless.” Well, now, three months later, we can finally get a taste of Clarke’s new recording of his former bandmates’ Black Celebration classic, featuring the Norwegian singer-songwriter on vocals.

An excerpt of the Depeche Mode cover soundtrack a “trailer” for an upcoming young-adult novel called “The Blessed,” by Tonya Hurley, that premiered on Friday on the Entertainment Weekly website. You can head over there to see the video itself, or just listen to the audio of the slow, moody Brun/Clarke take on “Fly on the Windscreen” below.

UPDATE 9/21/12: We can now bring you the full track, via Soundcloud user DepecheMix.





  1. it took me 1 minute and 13 seconds to realize my speakers weren’t broken and my sound driver was working fine. what was that anyway?

  2. @rob…that’s funny. Exactly = what was that???

  3. I love it.

  4. sorry – dont like it at all.

  5. Yeah, not a big fan of this cover…I think it’s kind of boring. It’s a surprisingly *meh* effort by Vince Clarke. I really love Depeche’s FOTW and I’m a big fan of Mr. Clarke’s work, however I feel this cover falls a bit short.

  6. This cover is just great to me, really excellent. This collaboration was unexpected and I would love to hear other joint work from them in the future, a bit like with Yazoo.

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