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Soft Cell Share New Track, 'Heart Like Chernobyl'
Christian Eede , August 13th, 2021 12:38

It's the first song to be unveiled from their first studio album in 20 years

Fresh from the announcement of their first album in 20 years, Soft Cell have now shared the lead track from the record, 'Heart Like Chernobyl'.

Speaking about the track, Soft Cell's Dave Ball says: "When I wrote the music to 'Heart Like Chernobyl', it was at the height of lockdown and I had been alone for about six weeks. I was feeling a bit Joy Division and recalled their track 'Isolation'. I played, programmed and recorded the track digitally in my home studio – Kitchen Sink Drama. The track title was Marc's idea, as was the subject matter."

You can watch a lyric video for the track above. The album, *Happiness Not Included is due out early next week, and includes 12 tracks that cover contemporary society as well as the idea of a utopia, according to a statement shared by Almond.

BMG will release *Happiness Not Included on February 25, 2022.