Tears For Fears Releases New Song “No Small Thing”
- British pop rock band Tears For Fears, consisting of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, will release their upcoming seventh studio album “The Tipping Point” on February 25, 2022.
It is their first project in 18 years since the 2004 album “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending”.
Back in October, the band premiered the title track from the album on BBC Radio 2.
Following the song, the band unveiled “No Small Thing” along with a music video directed by Vern Moen.
Roland Orzabal said of the song, “In early 2020, Curt and I sat down together with just a couple of acoustic guitars. The first time in decades. We needed a meeting of minds, a coming together psychically. We were literally going back to the drawing board looking for some depth, heart and soul with which to complete our album. Curt came up with this simple folk/country riff, a little bit Dylan, a little bit Johnny Cash, and then we were off. It was the complete opposite of what we had been trying to do for many years – searching for the elusive, modern hit single. We felt suddenly unencumbered, free if you like, no longer worrying about the market, about success, but drawing on influences from our childhoods. It was at this point that the whole album started opening up. ‘No Small Thing’ was the key, the thing that turned a red light green.”
- Curt Smith added, “‘No Small Thing’ feels like it could have been a song from a seventies or sixties acoustic folk album with how the track starts. The fact that we felt confident enough to go from there to the end of the song to where it’s just absolute mayhem speaks to that sense of freedom, and that’s our comfort zone musically.”
On the new album, the band joined by longtime collaborator Charlton Pettus, along with producers and songwriters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter. “When you’ve known each other as long as we have, and have worked together as long as we have, there’s a bond there that becomes familial. So, it’s different from a friendship,” Curt Smith said.
- source : Apple Music