Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan is returning to his solo career, following the British group's world tour last year (06). The singer released his first solo album Paper Monsters in 2003, which received a mixed response from critics and fans. Upon completion of the Barrel Of A Gun hitmakers' tour last year, Gahan headed into the studio to record his second solo disc Hourglass. Gahan has teamed up with Beck collaborator Tony Hoffer on the album, which is set for release in October (07).