Video – I Love You But I’m Lost

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*Moderator’s Thoughts
To underestimate the intuition of Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal is foolish. These two didn’t dive into the deep – they set up shop in that space and are truly ruling the world with some REAL TALK! These two know stuff…a lot of stuff. They are walking third eyes. They not only “know” stuff that’ll not only make you think but will slam your arse down on the curb or have you laid out on the sidewalk …wait for it…shook af!

#ILYBIL – is almost like a spiral down into the rabbit warren. The video speaks volumes without saying too much or even changing scenes. It’s all in that bar and a back room with insightful characters. It looks to touch on the dilemma of the Twin Flame concept. Also, you’ve got the cute mature couple who are enjoying their life in fashion, the JFashionista in the Tokyo Street capris and captivating spectacles casually minding her own business but you know she has all the answers as she’s seen it all before, the love interest to whom the main character clearly can’t commit because well…there’s a number of scenarios here. We don’t see any type of drug or addiction here…it looks like complications from ASD. Then there’s the lovely bartender who grows a third eye and we can only again suspect that it can be from a number of perception issues. Perception is one of the key themes of this video and it is brilliantly done. For me, it’s like looking at the answer to some serious situations occurring in my “waking life.” After speaking to so many other fans they too can resonate which speaks to the power of the band’s ability to do this on a massive level!

There is so much going on with only a whisper of the Good Man Smith and Sir Orzabal in a promotional frame. For me personally, the story hits home in regards to people so caught up in self-absorption they don’t even realise it or are inconsiderate to those their self-harm actually hurts. They may be medicating for legitimate purposes but they are killing everyone else emotionally as they attempt to live. It also speaks to the existence of people who seem to get in their own way – I actually met someone like that…wait for it…on the 5th of November long before this song was released. I have the proof. Not to mention that the dance the couple engage in has a level change that is unique to a particular partner dance from my culture – again, I’m just shook! This whole video and its messaging has eerily and yet comfortingly (probably not a word) hit home for me in a way that makes me feel we are all spiritually connected more than any of us could ever comprehend. It’s like looking at a scene from my life from the past few years.

Each time I look at it, I cry, it’s hard to watch because it just gets in your head and touches the core. Everyone I spoke to locally and online says it is so relatable it’s jarring…again we are all spiritually connected and can resonate with these scenes.

What does this video say to you, do for you, make you feel?! These are just two songs from the coming album…TWO…brace yourselves guys…these upcoming concerts following the release of the album are gonna look and FEEL VERY DIFFERENT. Be ready to set up shop in the deep…they have turned that BIG CHAIR into a chariot ride into some mind blowing surreal situations by which many of us shall be touched. Gonna be a powerful and emotional clap section at these shows…

Now, we can’t deny this video is still unavailable to many stateside and that is excruciating and it feels rude even if it isn’t or directly tied to negligence on anyone’s part. So, Gwen – a wonderful and generous fan who stays in touch and continues her TFF Travel Fan excursions this coming year during tour 2018 – has provided this link that allows stateside fans to view it with ease. She is this month’s Travel Fan MVP!

Again, discuss, cry, chat, shout and let it all out…this album is about to take us places. Embroidered handkerchiefs will be available…

Thanks for reading,
AA, Tears For Fears Travel Fan Moderator

The Big News: Cover Songs & Official Album Notice

Roland and Curt Animated
Roland and Curt Animated

Earlier today (after a week of excruciating anxiety by fans world wide anticipating what the 11am press release would relay), Tears for Fears published the following:

The response to our first two covers this year was incredible and extremely overwhelming… Thank you all so much for still supporting us! We’d like to officially debut the third cover song we did when we got back in the studio together… Here’s our take on Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls.’ Listen and watch the video created by Vinyl Williams below. http://youtu.be/GL_N1dVtddM

Second thing, our friend Matthew Dear and the lovely girls of Tegan and Sara did this brilliant cover of Pale Shelter that we’d like to share with you.

Listen now on our Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tearsforfearsmusic/matthew-dear-pale-shelter/s-thbzk

And finally… we’d like to officially announce that we are writing and recording new original material to be released in 2014!

Music Link – Cover http://www.stereogum.com/1604431/tears-for-fears-my-girls-animal-collective-cover/mp3s/

Music Link Pale Shelter http://www.stereogum.com/1604541/matthew-dear-feat-tegan-and-sara-pale-shelter-tears-for-fears-cover-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/

No, this isn’t “new” for many of us, but man are we extremely grateful for an “official press release.” In addition to the ULTRA cool new cover tunes and shared gifts from their friends, many of us were pretty pleased that there is something “official” to answer those who may not be as ensconsed with the rest of the club. You know those people, asking continously “When is the next album? Will you re-unite and create something new?” Sadly anyone that asks these questions is immediately put into some sort of online corner of shame and horror as fans wail in with “They’ve already done a new album, it was ELAHE! Where the hell have YOU been?” (insert snotty snear) Yeah, people take this band seriously to the nth degree and beyond. Asking a question like that is as “nails on the chalkboard” as “Are Curt and Roland friends again yet?” Even that one gets to me…

Let us forget all that , sweep in the solo and “new” music that was made while embracing ELAHE (our proof of ‘Saving Grace’) and brace for the next album to come…PATIENTLY!

Many of us agreed a long time ago…that no matter when new album is released…even if it’s December 2014 that’s fine…we’ll take it! We will not rush the band, we will not pester the living daylights out of them. We’ll ride this wave of online unity and be the bandfan shipmates we have grown to be. So, don’t forget to follow on twitter (@tearsforfears & @curtsmith). You can join online fan fun by getting involved with @papasfans (our travel fan account). For quite a few of us, this is a way of life, a continuous joy and all are welcomed…as long as you’re acting on your best behaviour. 😉

Photo from Tears For Fears, KROQ & Portugal. The Man archives
Photo from Tears For Fears, KROQ & Portugal. The Man archives

Other News:
-Curt Smith’s Solo Album Deceptively Heavy is available on Amazon.

-Roland Orzabal spent time in the city with his sons. We respect his privacy so that’s all we’re saying there. Nothing else to see, please scroll on.

-Curt Smith was featured on KROQ’s recent Holiday special. Many of us watched it live, here’s the youtube video thanks to the band ‘Portugal. The Man’

Other Related Info:
Julian Orzabal and his band mates (Eric Senet & Alisa McCathern) are the stars of Trinity Falls. They’ve also released new music. You can find all that information by clicking on their name (in blue there).

Curt is on a Sabbatical from social media til after the Holidays. His sweet angel turns a year older at the end of December as does Roland’s niece. So Happy Birthdays all around.

And Congrats to Amur, of our Tears for Fears Fan Travel Team in Manila. She just got married! ❤

Have a great Holiday Season!
Cheers!
(AA)

“There is no drug, no substance, no medication, no anything that compares to the mind-blowing euphoric music that is Tears for Fears…their sound will take you places, literally and figuratively.”
-Alice Salt