Little Soul

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4. Fragile Tension
5. Little Soul
List of Sounds Of The Universe songs
6. In Sympathy
Little Soul
Song Little Soul
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Ben Hillier
Recorded at Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Chung King (New York)
Length (mm:ss) 3:31
Tempo 117 BPM
Time signature 4
Key C Major
Programmed by Luke Smith
Engineered by Ferg Peterkin
Engineering assistance Josh Garcia
Jesse Gladstone
Anthony Palazzole
Pre-production assistance Sie Medway-Smith
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Design ShaughnessyWorks
Tea Design
Recorded May - December, 2008
Originally released 17 April 2009
Live performances 22 times *
Total live performances 22 times *

"Little Soul" is a song from the 2009 album Sounds Of The Universe by Depeche Mode.


Martin Gore told Billboard:

"I wrote ['Little Soul' and 'Peace'] back to back, and the flow of the album started to make more sense. I really felt they had a spirituality to them. That somehow set a cornerstone for the rest of the writing."

In one of the Sounds Of The Universe documentaries, a whiteboard can be seen with a list of the working titles of the songs: this song was originally called 'Footprint'. Dave Gahan confirms that in this interview.


Little Soul

My little light

Is going to shine

Shine out so bright

And illuminate your mind

My little soul will leave a footprint

This little voice

Is going to sing

I have no choice

It will infinitely ring

My little soul will leave a footprint

I'm channelling the universe

That's focusing itself

Inside of me

A singularity

My little words

Are going to sting

Haven't you heard

The pain and joy they bring

My little soul will leave a footprint

I'm channelling the universe

That's focusing itself

Inside of me

A singularity

Your little eyes

They're going to see

I can't disguise

The beauty inside me

My little soul will leave a footprint

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©2009 EMI Music Publishing Ltd licensed by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Little Soul

There are currently 4 recordings of Little Soul available.

Dates where Little Soul was played

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Little Soul was played 21 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Little Soul was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Little Soul was played only once during this tour.