Enjoy the Silence is a song by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released in January 1990 as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Violator. The song was written by Martin Gore and produced by Flood and Alan Wilder.
Enjoy the Silence is a synthpop song with a dark and atmospheric sound. The song’s lyrics are about the importance of finding peace and tranquility in a world that is often chaotic and noisy. The song’s message is one of hope and resilience, and it has inspired many people to find their own inner peace.
Enjoy the Silence was a commercial success, reaching number six on the UK Singles Chart and number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The famous opening melody of “Enjoy The Silence” was initially intended as a simple chord change, but after experimenting with different synth sounds and settings, Depeche Mode’s keyboardist Martin Gore transformed it into the iconic arpeggio that opens the song.
About the Band
Depeche Mode is an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The band consists of Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, backing vocals), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards, bass guitar). Depeche Mode is one of the most successful electronic bands of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. They are also known for their dark and moody lyrics, which often explore themes of love, loss, and inner turmoil. Depeche Mode’s unique sound, which blends synthpop, new wave, and electronic rock, has had a significant influence on modern music and culture. They continue to tour and release music, with their most recent album, “Spirit,” released in 2017.