Soft Cell share “Bruises on My Illusions” from new album ‘*Happiness Not Included’
Synthpop icons Soft Cell will release *Happiness Not Included, their first album in 20 years, on February 25, and they've just released a new single, "Bruises on My Illusions," which Dave Ball describes as "one of our darker cinematic pop moments with a classic Marc Almond lyric."
Marc Almond adds, “‘Bruises On My Illusions’ is a mini film noir Soft Cell story about a disillusioned character with everything against him or her who still has hope for a better future, despite the odds. A darker ‘Bedsitter.' Dave’s ominous yet punchy defiant chords inspired the song.”
"Bruises on My Illusions" definitely sounds like classic Soft Cell -- modernized just a touch -- and you can listen to that below.
The 12" single for "Bruises on My Illusions" comes with remixes by Dave Ball's other project, The Grid, and Throbbing Gristle offshoot Chris & Cosey. You can preorder that and *Happiness Not Included now.
*Happiness Not Included tracklist:
1. Happy Happy
3. Bruises On My Illusions
4. Purple Zone
5. Heart Like Chernobyl
6. Light Sleepers
7. Happiness Not Included
8. Nostalgia Machine
10. I'm Not a Friend of God
12. New Eden