The Illusion of Safety (The Hoosiers album)
|The Illusion of Safety|
|Studio album by The Hoosiers|
|Released||16 August 2010|
Long Island Studios
|Genre||Pop rock, indie pop, indie rock|
|The Hoosiers chronology|
The Illusion of Safety is the second album released by the London based indie pop band The Hoosiers. It was released in the UK on 16 August 2010 and was preceded by the lead single, "Choices" which was released on 1 August 2010. The second single taken from the album was originally expected to be "Unlikely Hero", but Irwin has stated on the Hoosiers' Twitter feed that this plan has been changed, and stated that the band "will let you know what soon."
The album was not as successful as the band's first album, The Trick to Life (2007), which peaked at #1 on the UK Albums Chart. The Illusion of Safety did, however, enter the chart at #10 in the UK, its only chart appearance globally. By 11 April 2011, it had sold 25,872 copies in the UK.
The writing for The Illusion of Safety began after the success of the band's first album. The band had been one of the best known bands in the UK in 2007 with the success of the singles "Goodbye Mr. A" and "Worried About Ray". The Illusion of Safety was released three years later.
The band recorded the album in various locations.
- "Choices" was released as the first single from the album on 1 August 2010. The single entered the UK Singles Chart at number 11. The video of "Choices" was made by the directing duo "Diamond Dogs", who also directed the Hoosiers in "Worried about Ray", "Goodbye Mr A" and "Cops and Robbers".
"Unlikely Hero" was originally announced as the second single by Irwin in an interview with Digital Spy. It was due to be released on 17 October. On 14 October 2010, Irwin announced on The Hoosiers' Twitter page  that there was a change of plan and it would no longer be released as a single.
- "Bumpy Ride" was announced on the band's Twitter page as the second single on 20 December. It was released on 27 March 2011.
|1.||"Choices"||The Hoosiers, Toby Smith||2:48|
|2.||"Bumpy Ride"||The Hoosiers, Jodi Marr, George Norriega||3:59|
|3.||"Who Said Anything (About Falling in Love)?"||The Hoosiers, Eg White||3:05|
|4.||"Unlikely Hero"||The Hoosiers||3:50|
|5.||"Lovers in My Head"||The Hoosiers||3:39|
|6.||"Live by the Ocean"||The Hoosiers||4:03|
|7.||"Devil's in the Detail"||The Hoosiers||3:13|
|9.||"Made to Measure"||The Hoosiers||4:21|
|10.||"Giddy Up"||The Hoosiers||2:59|
|12.||"Little Brutes"||The Hoosiers||3:21|
|iTunes bonus track|
|13.||"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"||Marc Almond||3:42|
Charts and certifications