New Life is the second UK single by Depeche Mode, originally released on 13 June 1981. It was not commercially released in the United States. There were two versions of the song available. The 7" version would later become the album version, as it would eventually appear on the UK version of Speak & Spell * released in October 1981, and a 12" remix, which differs from the album version in that it has a different intro, intensely percusive and harder, and an added synth part in the "solo" vocal section in the middle of the song, which is not present on the 7" mix. The remix would later appear on the US version of Speak & Spell. The single became Depeche Mode's breakthrough hit in the UK, peaking at #11.
* Speak and Spell was the only Depeche Mode album with Vince Clarke as a member of the band. Clarke wrote most of the songs for the band, before departing to form the synthpop duo Yazoo with Alison Moyet and, later, the duo Erasure with Andy Bell. The album peaked at #10 in the UK Albums Chart.
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