Tears For Fears Releases New Album “The Tipping Point”: Streaming
- British pop rock band Tears For Fears, consisting of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, released their seventh studio album “The Tipping Point” on February 25, 2022.
It is their first album in 18 years since the 2004 album “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Tears for Fears, Charlton Pettus, Florian Reutter and Sacha Skarbek.
“The album is definitely an adult record,” Curt Smith said. “It's our viewpoint from 40 more years of living after our first album.”
Roland Orzabal added, “We're exercising our tastes far more intelligently now than we did back then.”
Tears For Fears said to Apple Music that they are an album band. Curt Smith said, “We spent a lot of time doing all these writing sessions over a bunch of years with a lot of what are considered more modern songwriters, and it didn't really work out for us because we felt it was slightly dishonest. We were left with a lot of things that seemed like attempts at making a modern hit single, and I don't think that's what we do. We're really an album band. The albums for us should be a journey.”
Some tracks including the album title track are were inspired by the death of Roland Orzabal's wife Caroline in 2017.
Roland Orzabal told AV Club, “There are two songs on the album which were actually referencing Caroline, but they were written before she passed. She passed five years ago, but the 10 years leading up to that just got more and more difficult. And we didn't really know what was going on, because if someone's struggling mentally, you don't really know what it is. The end result was alcoholism and liver disease and all the stuff she was suffering from was literally because of the breakdown of the liver. So they're heartbreaking songs, written while while she was struggling.”
Curt Smith said of the album, “I definitely think that there is an overarching sense of optimism about the album. Without question. I think when you're younger, you're trying to work out things, so some of The Hurting we were kind of trying to work through childhood trauma. But now we're older, wiser parents who know that, well, you know what? You'll survive. And I don't think the intentional thing was to make this album optimistic. I just think it feels that way.”
Roland Orzabal said, “There has been a shift. I mean, as I said, I lost Caroline five years ago and have since remarried and am back in an amazing relationship, back in love. If you are struggling with your mental health, love is definitely the answer.”
- source : Apple Music