First Career-Spanning Greatest Hits Collection Plus Two New Tracks!
Not only does Tears For Fears' first career-spanning Greatest Hits album, Rule The World feature classics such as "Everybody Wants To Rule The World," "Shout," "Mad World," "Head Over Heels," "Woman In Chains," and more, but it also boasts the first original music from the duo since 2004. In 2017, they recorded two new tracks – "I Love You But I'm Lost" and "Stay" – for inclusion on this 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.
Representing an inimitable intersection of pop palatability, clever and cognizant lyricism, guitar bombast, and new wave innovation, their catalog spans a string of classic album, namely the gold-certified debut The Hurting , quintuple-platinum BRIT Award-winning Songs from the Big Chair , and Seeds of Love . The latter proved to be Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith'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 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. And now 2017's triumphant Rule The World features the first new original compositions between Roland and Curt in well over a decade. It's just the beginning though. The new music hints at very big plans for Tears For Fears in 2018 and beyond!