Today, iconic British duo Tears For Fears have released “BREAK THE MAN,” the third track off their highly anticipated first studio album in seventeen years, THE TIPPING POINT, arriving February 25th, 2022 via Concord Records.
Co-written by Curt Smith and Charlton Pettus, and co-produced by Curt, Roland Orzabal, and Charlton the band has crafted an empowering track, with the overarching message being to break the patriarchy.
Of the song, Curt Smith says, “Break The Man’ is about a strong woman, and breaking the patriarchy. I feel that a lot of the problems we’ve been having as a country and even worldwide to a certain degree has come from male dominance. It’s a song about a woman who is strong enough to break the man. For me, that would be an answer to a lot of the problems in the world – a better male-female balance.
Listen to ‘Break The Man’ – BELOW:
Starting today a limited-edition cassette is available for pre-order only through the band’s exclusive web store and independent retail. Also, Super Deluxe Edition are offering a very special blu-ray audio edition of THE TIPPING POINT. This Blu-ray disc features immersive Dolby Atmos and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of the new album, remixed by acclaimed musician Steven Wilson, who in the past created surround mixes for the Tears For Fears classics Songs From The Big Chair and The Seeds of Love. These special mixes see fans truly immersed in sound, as playback is multi-channel, often through six or more speakers with audio playing in front, behind – and in the case of Dolby Atmos – above the listener.
In October the pair released the first single & 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. The Tipping Point is the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears finding themselves together, once again.
In November, the band also announced THE TIPPING POINT WORLD TOUR, with special guest Alison Moyet on the UK leg. See below for a full list of dates, and for tickets and more information, visit the band’s website HERE.
TEARS FOR FEARS UK TOUR JULY 2022
WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALISON MOYET
July 1st Telford QEII Arena Telford, Shropshire
July 2nd Longleat House Warminster, Wiltshire
July 5th Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
July 7th Utilita Arena Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne
July 8th Floors Castle Kelso, Scotland
July 9th Lytham Festival Lytham St Annes
July 12th The Incora County Ground Derby, Derbyshire
July 14th Leeds Millennium Square Leeds, Yorkshire
July 15th Warwick Castle Warwick, Warwickshire
July 16th Scarborough Open Air Theatre Scarborough
July 19th Chewton Glen New Milton, Hampshire
July 20th The Spitfire Ground Canterbury, Kent
July 22nd The 1st Central County Ground Hove, Sussex
July 23rd Cardiff Castle Cardiff, Wales
July 24th Hatfield House Hatfield, Hertfordshire
July 26th Powderham Castle Exeter, Devon