The Illusion of Safety (The Hoosiers album)

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The Illusion of Safety
Illusion of safety-hoosiers.jpg
Studio album by The Hoosiers
Released 16 August 2010 (2010-08-16)
Recorded Angelic Studios
(Northamptonshire, England)
Long Island Studios
(London, England)
RAK Studios
(London, England)
Genre Pop rock, indie pop, indie rock
Length 45:48
Label RCA
Producer Toby Smith
Max Dingel
Jay Reynolds
Al Clay
The Hoosiers chronology
The Trick to Life
(2007)The Trick to Life2007
The Illusion of Safety
Bumpy Ride
(2011)Bumpy Ride2011

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[1] 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",[2] 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.

Album information[edit]

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.[2] On 14 October 2010, Irwin announced on The Hoosiers' Twitter page [3] 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.[4] It was released on 27 March 2011.[5]

Track listing[edit]

1."Choices"The Hoosiers, Toby Smith2:48
2."Bumpy Ride"The Hoosiers, Jodi Marr, George Norriega3:59
3."Who Said Anything (About Falling in Love)?"The Hoosiers, Eg White3:05
4."Unlikely Hero"The Hoosiers3:50
5."Lovers in My Head"The Hoosiers3:39
6."Live by the Ocean"The Hoosiers4:03
7."Devil's in the Detail"The Hoosiers3:13
8."Glorious"The Hoosiers4:46
9."Made to Measure"The Hoosiers4:21
10."Giddy Up"The Hoosiers2:59
11."Sarajevo"The Hoosiers5:44
12."Little Brutes"The Hoosiers3:21
iTunes bonus track
13."Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"Marc Almond3:42

Charts and certifications[edit]