Synth Pop Icons SOFT CELL* Are Back With Doom And Gloom Single ‘*HEART LIKE CHERNOBYL’

Daily electricity to load your batteries

15 August 2021

Band: SOFT CELL (Leeds, UK)
Who: Vocalist Marc Almond
and instrumentalist David Ball

Active: 1978–1984, 2001–2003, 2018–present
Five studio albums, including the new one

Out: Spring 2022

Marc Almond: “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.”

(photo by Turn Up The Volume)


David Ball: “When I wrote the music to Heart Like Chernobyl it was
at the height of lockdown and I had been alone for about 6 weeks. I
was feeling a bit Joy Division and recalled their track Isolation. I played,
programmed & recorded the track digitally in my home studio – Kitchen
Sink Drama. The track title was Marc’s idea, as was the subject matter.

Turn Up The Volume: The song’s title is the gloom and doom harbinger for a
scary, realistic reflection on the roller-coaster times we live in. Pandemic, desolate
lockdown loneliness, intolerance, racism, sexism, nature taking revenge on its
destroyer, humankind.

When you profoundly think about, it feels like Armageddon is just around the corner.
Time to act, it’s not too late. Sonically, Heart Like Chernobyl is a tantalizing tune infiltrating your mind before you realize it. An unexpected, but truly bold and clear-cut return. Welcome back.

“Jesus was a naive romancer.”

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SOFT CELL: Facebook

New album *HAPPINESS NOT INCLUDED out spring 2022 – more info here

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