Depeche Mode – Only When I Lose Myself – Official Music Video. “Only When I Lose Myself” was written by band member Martin Lee Gore. It was released as the lead single from the compilation album “The Singles 86>98”. The single was released in September 1998 hitting number 1 spot in the singles charts in Spain and Denmark. It also charted as #2 in Germany and as #4 in Sweden, Italy and Finland. In the UK, the single reached #17.