16 tracks, including two new songs: 'I Love You But I'm Lost' & 'Stay'
Everybody still wants to rule the world. ...
Following a sold-out summer arena tour highlighted by their triumphant U.K. return in front of 65,000-plus fans as special guests of The Killers during British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park, Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal - vocals, guitar, keyboards - and Curt Smith - vocals, bass, keyboards) close out 2017 with the release of their first career-spanning greatest hits album, "Rule The World."
The collection arrives everywhere Nov 10 on UMe. It's available for pre-order at the band's official site
now. Check out the full tracklisting below.
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," but 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" - for inclusion on 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" HERE.
It's just the beginning though. The new music hints at big plans for Tears For Fears in 2018 and beyond.
1. "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"
3. "I Love You But I'm Lost"*
4. "Mad World"
5. "Sowing The Seeds Of Love"
6. "Advice For The Young At Heart"
7. "Head Over Heels"
8. "Woman In Chains"
11. "Pale Shelter"
12. "Mothers Talk"
13. "Break It Down Again"
14. "I Believe"
15. "Raoul And The Kings Of Spain"
16. "Closest Thing To Heaven"
*/new for 2017
Roland Orzabal, left, and Curt Smith
About Tears for Fears
Beyond selling 30 million albums worldwide, performing to countless sold out audiences, and winning various awards, the DNA of Tears for Fears - Orzabal and Smith - remains embedded within three generations of artists. Quietly casting a shadow over rock, hip-hop, electronic dance music, indie and beyond, their music has been sampled by Kanye West, The Weeknd, David Guetta and Drake, while getting covered by Lorde, Adam Lambert, Ally Brooke Hernandez, Gary Jules and Disturbed, to name a few. Meanwhile, classic songs figure prominently everywhere from "The Wire" and "Donnie Darko" to "Straight Outta Compton" and "Mr. Robot."
Representing an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognizant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new wave innovation, the duo's catalog spans a string of classic album, namely the gold-certified debut "The Hurting" (1983), quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning "Songs from the Big Chair" (1985), and "Seeds of Love" (1989).
The latter proved to be Roland and Curt's last collaboration together until "Everybody Loves A Happy Ending" in 2004, which rekindled the creative fire between them.
Breaking another quiet spell, the boys engaged in a three-year touring whirlwind across North America, Japan, South Korea, Manila, and South America beginning in 2010. 2013 saw them return with their first recorded music in a decade: a cover of Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start." It proved to be a welcome addition to their three-decade discography of immortal hits.
Following a sold-out 2017 co-headline tour with Daryl Hall & John Oates, and standout sets at Artpark, Rock In Rio and "British Summer Time" in Hyde Park, Tears for Fears is releasing "Rule The World."