Humanist has shared new single ‘Shock Collar’ featuring Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan.

The track is taken from Humanist’s AKA guitarist and producer Rob Marshall’s self-titled debut album, due out on 21 February 2020.

The official music video was directed by Derrick Belcham with design by Tracey Maurice. Collaborator Dave Gahan commented on the track saying, “It was a pleasure to be asked to be a part of Rob’s ‘Humanist’ project. Mark Lanegan asked me, and I liked the idea immediately… It’s a beast! I went for the vocal, with the visual of driving fast on an empty highway… We shot the video over a couple of days in New York, and it all came together.”


Rob Marshall said, “I’d been writing a lot of music at the time for the record, and I was really getting back into big guitar tracks again, and I had a song (which would eventually become ‘Shock Collar) that I felt could be a great single. It was something special when Dave said he would sing this. He’s achieved so much over the years, an incredible front man, with such a soaring voice and presence, but with no trademark tone of celebrity or ego whatsoever. Very humble, gentle and giving. When we shot the video, he worked extremely hard on the day, performing each take with total gusto and energy, which didn’t let up throughout his performances.”

The Humanist album features an impressive list of all-star collaborators – check out the full tracklisting below:

Kingdom (feat. Mark Lanegan)
Beast of The Nation (feat. Mark Lanegan)
Shock Collar (feat. Dave Gahan)
Lie Down (feat. Madman Butterfly)
Ring Of Truth (feat. Carl Hancock Rux)
Skull (feat. Mark Lanegan)
English Ghosts (feat. John Robb)
In My Arms (feat. Joel Cadbury)
When The Lights Go Out (feat. Mark Gardener)
Truly Too Late (feat. Ilse Maria)
How’re You Holding Up (feat. Ron Sexsmith)
Mortal Eyes (feat, Carl Hancock Rux and Joel Cadbury)
Shoot Kill (feat. Jim Jones)
Gospel (feat. Mark Lanegan)

Humanist is set to play a string of UK shows in March this year – see full details + on sale links below:

Birmingham The Sunflower Lounge, 23 March
London The Lexington, 24
Sheffield Picture House, 25
Glasgow Nice N Sleazy, 26
Newcastle Riverside 2, 27
Manchester Soup Kitchen, 28
Brighton Prince Albert, 29

Tickets on sale now from Gigantic Ticketmaster Ticketweb See Tickets

Photo credit: Derrick Belcham