The b-side to 'What Have I Done To Deserve This?'.

Release DateEdit

  • 22 September, 1986


'A New Life' was co-written with Helena Springs, who contributed what became the bridge to this song. It was written for her to sing as a solo originally, but the band released it on their own when Helena, at that point touring as a backup singer for Elton John, did not RSVP regarding the project. She eventually did record her own version of this, that was released as New Love. Says Neil, "The words I wrote - which were for her to sing - are about a woman leaving her husband, going to get a new life. She doesn't know whether she's doing the right thing - she's creeping away at night because he's repressing her."

Official Versions Edit

  • 4:55 A New Life

written by Tennant/Lowe/Springs produced by David Jacob