SOFT CELL – ” Happiness Not Included “

Posted: July 30, 2021 in MUSIC
Soft Cell Happiness Not Included

Soft Cell the UK synth-pop duo of Marc Almond and producer/instrumentalist David Ball—have announced their first album of new material in 20 years. “Happiness Not Included” arrives spring 2022 via BMG Records. They’ve also announced a November tour of the United Kingdom.

Frontman Marc Almond said in a press release, “In this album I wanted to look at us as a society: a place where we have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality and decency, food before the rights of animals, fanaticism before fairness and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others. But in the album there is also a belief that there is a utopia if we can peel back the layers and understand what really matters.”

Soft Cell released “Northern Lights” back in 2018, part of a compilation called “The Singles Keychains and Snowstorms”. That one included another original song called “Guilty (‘Cos I Say You Are’),” and came alongside the retrospective box set Keychains and Snowstorms The Soft Cell Story”.

Soft Cell’s last album of new and original material, “Cruelty Without Beauty” out in 2002.  

We are delighted to announce the brand new album from Soft Cell and some very exciting live dates to celebrate 40 years of Non Stop Erotic Cabaret. The new album, “Happiness Not Included“, will be released via BMG in Spring 2022. The album will be available as a deluxe CD, digital download, yellow vinyl, picture disc and even cassette! There will be a number of ‘bundle’ options available too.

To increase the excitement even more – we can announce some live dates for later this year taking in Glasgow Manchester, Leeds and concluding at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo. The show will feature Non Stop Erotic Cabaret performed in full and many of the hits and fan favourites. Selected tracks from the forthcoming album will also be previewed.

Soft Cell released their first new song in 15 years in 2018, in conjunction with their “farewell” show, but we learned earlier this year that the iconic synthpop weren’t saying goodbye just yet. Marc Almond says, “In this album I wanted to look at us as a society: a place where we have chosen to put profits before people, money before morality and decency, food before the rights of animals, fanaticism before fairness and our own trivial comforts before the unspeakable agonies of others. But in the album there is also a belief that there is a utopia if we can peel back the layers and understand what really matters.

And Dave Ball adds, “Recorded remotely during a world pandemic. Science fiction stories for the 21st century.”

Tickets for the shows got on general sale at 10am on Friday 6 August

May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'Kilimanjaro presents SOFT CELL Non- Stop Erotic Cabaret 40th ANNIVERSARY The classic album performed live for the first time plus all the hits! NOVEMBER 2021 Wednesday 10 GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY Friday 12 MANCHESTER 02 APOLLO Saturday LEEDS 02 ACADEMY Monday 15 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH Tuesday 16 LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO HAMMERSMITH myticket.co.uk softcell.co.uk TICKETS ON SALE FRI 06 AUGUST AT 10AM Released Spring 2022 also reviewing tracks BMG and available to album order now from softcell.tmstor.es'

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