The return of the inimitable Marc Almond with news of his upcoming album ‘I’m Not Anyone’ (coming July 12th pre-order here) inspired a fresh wave of attention for one of the UK’s most singular artists.

Marc now unveils the album’s second single – his take on Rita & The Tiaras’ ‘Gone With The Wind Is My Love’. Under Marc’s spell, the song is seen from a fresh perspective rather than completely reinvented as he frames it within the prism of a hedonistic cabaret rather than a cult ‘60s soul classic. And of course, his super-committed vocal delivery feels like he is living every word that he performs. It’s also a song with a tangible connection to Marc’s past. The song was originally performed by Gloria Jones of ‘Tainted Love’ fame, but her version didn’t surface for several decades.

Marc says, “This is what I call a wind machine song, an intense emotional rush of ‘60s soul drama.”

Both ‘Elusive Butterfly’ and ‘Gone With The Wind Is My Love’ feature on the upcoming ‘I’m Not Anyone’ album which sees Marc apply his style to songs which can now be discovered by new audiences. Choosing the songs was a lengthy process informed by a simple ethos: “More than ever this time I’ve gone for how a song makes me feel and the emotional resonance it holds – reflective songs for an older artist, perhaps.” The collection was given an orchestral rock sheen by producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Stevens who, with a small team, made a mature album with a young heart.

In addition to launching the new album, Marc Almond has been busy with various other projects in recent weeks. His ‘Deities and Demons’ exhibition completed a run in Soho, where he displayed a collection of original collage moodboards, pagan self-portraits, personal ephemera and memorabilia. In addition his limited edition 7” ‘Marc Sings The Shangri-Las’ reached #2 on the Official Vinyl Singles Chart, and he has produced new music with Tris Penna for Dana Gillespie, starting with her recent single ‘Spent The Day In Bed’.

Marc recently announced the following UK tour in support of ‘I’m Not Anyone’ and limited tickets remain available HERE. Soft Cell also have an exclusive UK show on the calendar at Blenheim Palace on June 14th.

8th – Leeds, Grand Theatre
9th – London, Coliseum
11th – Brighton, Dome
14th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
15th – Gateshead, The Glasshouse International Centre for Music Sage 1
16th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
18th – Bristol, Beacon
21st – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
22nd – New Brighton, Floral Pavilion Theatre

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