The song was reissued in 1992 following the success of the reissued 'It Must Be Love'. It reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song first made its way into the band's set when they were performing as The Invaders. The first performance of the song came in July 1978, when it was performed by the band at the "Blind Alley Shop" and simply titled 'New Song'. Barson originally performed lead vocals, and even sang on the demo for the song. This is because Barson wrote the song, about his girlfriend at the time, [Kerstin Rodgers]. However, Suggs took over the vocal duties before long, and sang the album version of the song.
When the group performed the song on Top of the Pops in January 1980, they were the first band of the new decade performing on the TV show.