Soft Cell have shared their new single, “Purple Zone“, a new collaboration with Pet Shop Boys. The song will be included on their highly anticipated fifth studio album *Happiness Not Included out May 6th.
Pet Shop Boys attended one of Soft Cell’s London shows, and immediately picked out “Purple Zone” as one of their favorites from the evening. The two legends of electro-pop initially planned for Pet Shop Boys to remix the song, but it quickly mutated into a full collaboration.
Marc Almond said, “Working with the Pet Shop Boys was a pleasure, and this track is the perfect combination of us and them.”
Dave Ball commentedd, “‘Purple Zone’ is probably our finest pop moment since the early 1980s.”
Pet Shop Boys added “We are thrilled to collaborate with such an inspirational duo as Soft Cell on this gorgeous song.”
“Purple Zone” will also be released on CD and 12” formats, which are available to pre-order here. The CD also features Soft Cell’s take on the X-Ray Spex cult classic “The Day The World Turned Day-Glo”, and the Manhattan Clique remix of ‘Purple Zone’, while the 12” boasts a full selection of mixes by Pet Shop Boys.