Since the release of their latest album (2022), the legendary electronic duo first played their debut single “Ghosts Again” on The Late Show in February, and then played that song again on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March. And the night before their Madison Square Garden show in Manhattan, Depeche Mode finished out the 11 p.m.-hour circuit with a visit to Jimmy Fallon’s show.
When Depeche initially first unveiled the Memento Mori, LP Rolling Stone cited “Wagging Tongue” among the LP’s highlights, adding that the track was a rare songwriting collab between the band’s Dave Gahan and Martin Gore. About the song Rolling Stone wrote:
“Gahan sings about feeling sadness ‘when you watch another angel die’ over sparkly New Wave synths that recall the group’s earliest work.” “The lyrics, which Gahan sings ominously, could be a metaphoric indictment of politicians needing to act on gun safety or Gahan could be singing about rising above personal obstacles, but, either way, with the shimmery keyboard backdrop, the words have a way of sticking in your brain.”