Art Student

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Art Student
Track by Soft Cell
Year 1979
Written David Ball
Composed David Ball
Produced Soft Cell
Genre minimal wave
From 1979–2019
“Art Student” is a song by Soft Cell, in two parts, released as demo recordings in June 2020, “Art Student (You're So Chic)” and “Art Student (Part 2)”.

Origin[edit | edit source]

“Art Student” was written by Dave Ball in early 1979,[1] being one of the many early Soft Cell songs. He made two demo recordings of it: first part – “You're So Chic” is a song, with Ball himself singing, while “Part 2” consists of bass line with synth produced noises.

Release[edit | edit source]

Both demo recordings were released exclusively within limited Deluxe box set edition of Dave Ball's book Electronic Boy in 25 June 2020, on CD compilation 1979–2019 (as Soft Cell tracks), while “Part 2” also appears on 7″ EP (as Dave Ball track).

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Written by David Ball
Some parts of the text might be incorrect, please edit if errors actually occur or remove this notice if everything is right.

Creativity is
Your dire subject
Individuality is
Your boutique clothes
Your personality is
Oh so divine
Emotions are
Concealed behind

Chorus (x2):
Oh you're so chic
Oh so chic
So so chic

Your desire is
To be regarded
Your intention is
To be an artist
Your pretension is
Oh so sincere
Emotions are
Concealed behind

Chorus (x2)

Your language is
To pitch the surface
Imagination is
Second hand
Your reality is
The art school
Emotions are
Concealed behind

Chorus (x5)

Availability[edit | edit source]

“Art Student” appears on following records.

Official releases

Year Title Type Version
2020 1979–2019 Compilation Part 1
Part 2
Deluxe EP 2020 EP Part 2

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1979–2019 (compilation of Dave Ball)
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