Following a sold-out summer arena tour highlighted by their triumphant UK return in front of 65,000-plus fans as special guests of The Killers during the BST festival at Hyde Park, Tears For Fears – Roland Orzabal (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Curt Smith (vocals, bass, keyboards) – finish 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, ‘Rule The World’. The collection is out on November 10th from Virgin/EMI and available for pre-order from Tears For Fears’ official website now.
Not only does ‘Rule The World’ feature classics such as ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, ‘Shout’, ‘Mad World’, ‘Head Over Heels’, and ‘Woman In Chains’, among others, it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004. This year, they recorded two new tracks – ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’, and ‘Stay’, which they’ve included in the collection. The single, ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’, bristles with the enigmatic energy of classic Tears For Fears, while the subtle acoustic, ‘Stay’, ranks among their most emotional fare. Both fit comfortably alongside the anthems that have defined three generations.
For a glimpse of what to expect, listen to ‘I Love You But I’m Lost’:
Tears For Fears play The Royal Albert Hall on October 27th and a special Radio 2 “in concert” event on Thursday 26th October. It’s an exciting end to a year which promises very big plans for 2018 and beyond!