Tears For Fears have released a video for their brand new single The Tipping Point, which you can watch in full below.
It’s also the title track of the band’s upcoming new album, their first since 2004’s Everybody Loves A Happy Ending, which will be released through Concord Records on February 25.
The track The Tipping Point was inspired by a personal tipping point in Roland Orzabal’s own life, capturing the grief of watching someone you love lose their long-standing battle with disease.
“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,” says Orzabel. “We’ve got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well.”
“If that balance doesn’t work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn’t work,” adds Curt Smith. “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.”
Joining Orzabal and Smith on The Tipping Point is their 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,” Smith says. “And it’s different from a marriage. It’s literally like that’s your brother. It’s the kind of bond that you can’t really break. It can fall apart at times. You separate for periods, which I also think is healthy, really. But in the end, we always seem to find each other again.”
Earlier this month the band were honoured with the Outstanding Song Collection Award at the 2021 Ivor Novello Awards.
Tears For Fears: The Tipping Point
1. No Small Thing
2. The Tipping Point
3. Long, Long, Long Time
4. Break The Man
5. My Demons
6. Rivers Of Mercy
7. Please Be Happy
8. Master Plan
9. End Of Night
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TEARS FOR FEARS Songs From The Big Chair (1985 UK 8-track vinyl LP, featuring the classics Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule The World. The illustrated credits inner has a seam split to the bottom edge but the glossy picture sleeve remains in excellent condition and retains its 'New Album' hype sticker to the front while the vinyl looks barely played MERH58)
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TEARS FOR FEARS Shout (1984 UK limited edition 10" vinyl single featuring the Full Version, also including The Big Chair. The picture sleeve has some light wear with a light start of a split to the bottom edge, the vinyl show some cosmetic marks that will not affect play, an excellent copy all round IDEA810)
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TEARS FOR FEARS Sowing The Seeds Of Love (1989 UK 3-track 12" single, the first to be taken from the album of the same name, also including Tears Roll Down and the US Remix of Shout, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light wear with small residual sticker mark & the vinyl remains excellent IDEAT12)
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TEARS FOR FEARS Songs From The Big Chair (1985 Greek 8-track vinyl LP, featuring the hits Shout and Everybody Wants To Rule The World, picture sleeve with illustrated creditd inner)
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TEARS FOR FEARS Everybody Wants To Run The World (1985 UK 12" vinyl single, re-recorded and released to support the 'Sport Aid' arm of the Band Aid project, also including Running Version, band-aid style picture sleeve. Both sleeve and vinyl are excellent with little sign of play RACE112)