Soft Cell unveil their first new album in 20 years, *Happiness Not Included

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  • Arriving in 2022, it's accompanied by a UK tour this November.
  • Soft Cell unveil their first new album in 20 years, *Happiness Not Included image
  • Marc Almond and David Ball, AKA Soft Cell, are releasing a full-length of new material for the first time in two decades. *Happiness Not Included arrives on February 25th, 2022 via BMG. It consists of twelve tracks that explore contemporary society as well as the idea of a utopia, Almond said in a statement. Rather than continue the duo's signature pop sound, the LP is more "minimal, melodic and bass-driven," Ball told the Daily Star in April. It marks the duo's fifth album and is accompanied by a UK tour this November. The group first hinted of a new release in a Facebook post this April. Their last studio album of new music was 2002's Cruelty Without Beauty while their last new single was 2018's "Northern Lights."
    Watch a preview of *Happiness Not Included.
    Tracklist 01. Happy Happy Happy 
02. Polaroid 
03. Bruises on My Illusions 
04. Purple Zone 
05. Heart Like Chernobyl 
06. Light Sleepers 
07. *Happiness Not Included 
08. Nostalgia Machine 
09. Nighthawks 
10. I'm Not a Friend of God 
11. Tranquiliser 
12. New Eden BMG will release *Happiness Not Included on February 25th, 2022.