Bruises On All My Illusions (song)

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Bruises On All My Illusions
Track by Soft Cell
Cover - Bruises On All My Illusions.png
Year 2020
Recorded Orange Girl Studio
Dean Street Studios
Written Marc Almond
Composed David Ball
Jon Savage
Produced Soft Cell
Philip Larsen
Genre synth-pop
Single Bruises On All My Illusions
Album *Happiness Not Included
Also in Bruises On All My Illusions (EP)
“Bruises On All My Illusions” is a song by Soft Cell, released as first proper single from their 2022 studio album *Happiness Not Included.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Record and release[edit | edit source]

“Bruises On All My Illusions” was the second song revealed from new album, released as digital single on streaming platforms in 7 October 2021, with announcement of associated physical releases: single and remix EP of the same name.[1][2] The single came out in February 2022, while vinyl EP followed in July.

Other versions[edit | edit source]

Remixes by Manhattan Clique and The Grid were announced with Bruises On All My Illusions releases.[1] After *Happiness Not Included was released, a radio edit was announced to appear on Nostalgia Machine CD single;[3] it came out in November 2022.

Personnel[edit | edit source]

  • Written-By (lyrics), vocals – Marc Almond
  • Written-By (music), programming, instruments – David Ball, Jon Savage
  • Recording – Jon Savage
  • Production – Soft Cell, Philip Larsen

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Written by Marc Almond

Lyric video[edit | edit source]

Lyric video of “Bruises On All My Illusions” was published on Soft Cell's official Facebook page in 2 November 2021,[4] and unlike the rest lyric videos from *Happiness Not Included, it doesn't appear on duo's official YouTube channel. The video was created by Ewan McWilliam,[?] it features footage taken in fun fair at unknown locations, in a variety of bright color effects.

Availability[edit | edit source]

“Bruises On All My Illusions” appears on following records.

Official releases
Year Title Type Version
2022 Cover - Bruises On All My Illusions.png Bruises On All My Illusions Single Original
Cover - Happiness Not Included.png *Happiness Not Included Album Original
Cover - Bruises On All My Illusions.png Bruises On All My Illusions EP Remix
Cover - Nostalgia Machine.png Nostalgia Machine EP Edit

Original version of the song is also available on streaming platforms.

Listen[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The song and associated releases were initially announced as “Bruises On My Illusions”[1][2] – Marc Almond pointed out the error in titles on his and Soft Cell's official Instagram pages, which later was fixed.

References[edit | edit source]

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