Two titans of synth-pop have joined forces for the first time as Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys announce a mouth-watering collaboration.

Written by Soft Cell, Purple Zone has been transformed into a duet with Pet Shop Boys and features lead vocals from Marc Almond and Neil Tennant. The track is a co-production between Dave Ball and Pet Shop Boys.

Purple Zone is taken from Soft Cell’s forthcoming album *Happiness Not Included. The yearning, airy pop of Purple Zone will be released on 22 March ahead of the studio album on 6 May. Pre-orders of Purple Zone are available now at https://softcell.lnk.to/PurpleZoneTW with the album available to pre-order at https://softcell.lnk.to/HappinessFA

Speaking about the new LP, Marc Almond explained: “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.”

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