Brave New World (song)

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"Brave New World"
Toyah Brave new World.jpg
Single by Toyah
from the album The Changeling (album)
B-side "Warrior Rock"
Released May 1982
Format 7"
Genre New wave
Label Safari
Songwriter(s) Willcox/Bogen
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite
Toyah singles chronology
"Four More from Toyah"
(1981)
"Brave New World"
(1982)
"Ieya"
(1982)
"Four More from Toyah"
(1981)
"Brave New World"
(1982)
"Ieya"
(1982)

"Brave New World" is the tenth UK single by the band Toyah, fronted by Toyah Willcox, and was released in 1982. It was to be the only single release from The Changeling.

The single, which was backed by an exclusive b-side and a music video (heavily inspired by David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes") directed by David Mallett, only reached Number 21 in the UK singles chart, and although further single releases from the album were mooted, none appeared. Despite the apparent influence of Bowie's video, Toyah herself has denied any attempt to copy him:

"But I'd never dream of trying to be like Bowie, because he's the greatest."[1]

The full length version of this song, and the b-side "Warrior Rock", were eventually included on the 1999 reissue of The Changeling, while the single edit and the B-side are both featured on the 2005 compilation The Safari Singles Collection Part 2: 1981-1983.

Track listing[edit]

7" Vinyl[edit]

  • A: Brave New World (Edit) [Willcox/Bogen]
  • B: Warrior Rock [Willcox/Bogen/Spalding]

Catalogue Number: SAFE 45 Catalogue Number: SAFE P45 (Picture disc)

Produced by Steve Lillywhite. Published by Sweet 'n' Sour Songs Ltd.

Both sides of all releases ran at 45rpm.

Personnel[edit]

  • Toyah Willcox : vocals
  • Joel Bogen : guitar
  • Phil Spalding : bass
  • Simon Phillips : drums
  • Simon Darlow: keyboards

References[edit]