In a statement, producer/instrumentalist Dave Ball said the new single is “one of [Soft Cell’s] darker cinematic pop moments with a classic Marc Almond lyric.”
Marc Almond added:
With “Bruises on My Illusions,” the duo has also announced that *Happiness Not Included is out February 25. It’ll be the first new album from Marc Almond and Dave Ball since 2002’s Cruelty Without Beauty. Taking a break for more than a decade after that record, Soft Cell issued the new songs “Northern Lights” and Guilty (‘Cos I Say You Are’)” in a retrospective compilation in 2018. The release followed a farewell show from the duo in London.