17 years in the making, comes the first new album from legendary synth-pop duo Tears for Fears. Out on February 25th via Concord Records the pair have just released the video for the title track of the record, The Tipping Point.
Of the process of making The Tipping Point, Roland Orzabel says Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-youthing – and it works really well.” Curt Smith agrees, “If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears – is the stuff we can both agree on.”
A change of management also helped, as Orzabel details “Suddenly, for the first time in a long time, we felt like we had someone in our corner who understood what we were trying to do. We felt like we had somebody on our side. It was the first time in a long time that we decided – we have to do this.”
The Tipping point is an Orzabel composition, along with guitarist, writer and producer Charlton Pettus mixes up the usually epic, sweeping melodies with gently bubbling synths and chopping guitar figures. Over the top the duo deliver their vocals in octaves as things build to this singalong chorus. It’s like they’ve never been away.
It’s accompanied by a video from acclaimed director Matt Mahurin (Joni Mitchell, U2, Metallica), depicts the subtle and poetic portrait of imbalance. Check it out, here
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