Tears for Fears Rail Against the patriarchy in a Single ‘Break the Man.

Tears for Fears released their third single. The Tipping Point. “Break the Man,”Co-written by Curt Smith and Charlton Pettus and co-produced and edited by Smith, Roland Orzabal, and Pettus. It focuses on the theme of female empowerment.

“Break the Man’ is about a strong woman, and breaking the patriarchy,”Smith elaborated in a statement. “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.” 

The Tipping Point marks Tears for Fears’ first studio album in seventeen years. The album will be released Feb. 25 via Concord Records and follows the band’s 2004 LP Everyone wants a happy ending. Tears for Fears released previously two tracks from the album. “The Tipping Point” “No Small Thing.”

Tears for Fears will be touring the U.S. in support of their new music this summer. The month-long amphitheater trek begins May 20th in Cincinnati and ends in Wantagh (New York). Garbage will serve as special guest on the U.S. route. Tickets available here.

The Tipping Point has been a long time in the making and we are looking forward to playing our favorites from the new album as well as our classics from throughout the years,”Roland Orzabal was a founding member.

“We couldn’t be more excited to start playing concerts again,”Smith was also added. “We’ve missed seeing our friends on the road around the world and the energy of performing live.”

Smith and Orzabal recently spoke to Rolling Stone about their upcoming album, as well as their lengthy studio hiatus and numerous false starts in the creation of the album.

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