√ ‘The Tipping Point’ arriving Feb. 25
On Thursday, iconic British duo Tears For Fears released a music video for “Break The Man,” the third single off their anticipated first studio album in 17 years, “The Tipping Point,” arriving Feb. 25 via Concord Records.
TFF’s team stated, “Inspired by the song’s lyrics, the music video encompasses a world that illustrates the constructed reality of the patriarchy – a place of endless hierarchies built on blind devotion to unstable and unsustainable structures. From the inside, the world appears infinite, but from the outside it’s a mere plaything in the hand of Mother Universe.”
Of the video, Curt Smith said, “It’s about a strong female – which is obvious – but it’s really about breaking the patriarchy.”
Co-written by Smith and Charlton Pettus, and co-produced by Smith, Roland Orzabal and Charlton, “Break The Man” is, as Team TFF said, “an empowering yet groovy track that calls for a better balance between men and women.”
Preorder “The Tipping Point” here.
In October, the pair released the first single and title track, “The Tipping Point," capturing the grief of watching someone you love lose their long-standing battle with disease. Their second single, “No Small Thing,” was a meeting of the minds as the pair went back to the drawing board and found the heart and soul that would complete the album. The accompanying video was made using solely found footage showing the conflict between individual freedoms and collective responsibility.
In November, the band also announced “The Tipping Point World Tour,” with support from Garbage on the U.S. leg. These dates will mark the band’s first U.S. tour since 2017. Find more on the band's website here.