Soulsavers, a British downtempo electronica duo with rock, gospel, and country influences, was formed by producers/remixers Rich Machin and Ian Glover. After a series of well-received 7" EPs, the duo released its first album, Tough Guys Don't Dance, in 2003. Soulsavers' second album, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land, appeared in 2007. The record drew attention from the press, thanks in part to featured vocals by Mark Lanegan, as well as cameo participation from Will Oldham. Lanegan and Oldham returned for their 2009 release, Broken, which also featured vocals from Jason Pierce, Mike Patton, and Gibby Haynes. Three years later, Depeche Mode's vocalist Dave Gahan collaborated with the group on The Light the Dead See.