Produced by Steve Lillywhite
1981 UK 7″ vinyl / Safari Records / SAFE45
1981 UK 7″ picture disc vinyl / Safari Records / SAFEP45
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.”
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.