Soft Cell Share New Single "Bruises on My Illusions"
The duo's first record in 20 years is arriving in February
Published Oct 07, 2021Back in July, synthpop legends Soft Cell announced *Happiness Not Included, their first album of new material in over two decades arriving on BMG. Today, they've shared the record's first single and confirmed a February 25 release date.
The new song is called "Bruises on My Illusions," and it's a dark, thrumming piece of gothic pop. In a statement, Soft Cell's Marc Almond said of the track: "'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."
*Happiness Not Included will be the first album from the duo since releasing Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002. In 2018, Soft Cell shared new songs "Northern Lights" and "Guilty ('Cos I Say You Are')" in a retrospective compilation.
Listen to "Bruises on My Illusions" below.
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