Tears for Fears have shared a brand new single “Break The Man”.
The track will feature on their new album “Tipping Point”, which will arrive on February 25, via Concord Records. This will be the band’s first new record in 17 years, when they released “Everybody Loves A Happy Ending” in 2004.
For this record, Tears for Fears had also worked by closely with collaborator Charlton Pettus. While songrwiters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter co produced the album.
The iconic pair Roy Orzabal and Curt Smith had already shared the track No Small Thing from this new album last month. Check it out here.
“Break The Man” – Tears for Fears
Becoming the second single shared by the pair from the upcoming album, “Break The Man” salutes women who are fighting against patriarchy.
On the track, co singer and co founder Curt Smith said, “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”, he added. “For me, that would be an answer to a lot of the problems in the world – a better male-female balance”.
“Four years of living through Donald Trump and also the #MeToo movement sparked that song”, the Tears for Fears star continued.
“I’m lucky to be in a family surrounded by strong women: my wife and daughters. Women have this calm wiseness about them that men don’t, because we’re too busy showing how big our dicks are most of the time. We saw so much of that with Trump in America: the idea of ‘we are real men’, and the trouble it caused”.
“This toxic masculinity spurred wars and the hatred of others – the idea of: ‘I’m stronger and I need people weaker than me and I’m going to show them they’re weaker than me’. In America, that became everyone hating immigrants and the notion that a woman’s place is in the home. It’s nonsense, and we could do with a more empathetic leadership – preferably from a woman. That was where that song came from”.