Tears for fearRoland Orzabal discusses how he began writing songs for the duo’s first new album, caring for his wife who died 17 years ago.
This is a group at the beginning of the month The Tipping Point has announced that they are back with the details of the album., The first since 2004 “Everyone loves a happy ending.”
In a new interview with guard about the reunion, Orzabal and his bandmate Kurt Smith discussed how they wrote new music after a long time, and how Orzabal’s personal tragedy made this music aware.
The musician’s wife, Carolyn, died in 2017, ten years after menopause, depression and alcohol abuse. “The wheels fell off, he was very energetic, depressed. Menopause was probably a curtain of smoke,” Orzabal said.
“I don’t know, alcohol is more dangerous for a woman than a man, and the problem was that Caroline would suit me,” she added. “But again, it’s my ignorance and stupidity of what’s going on, because there was no alcohol anywhere at the time, that’s the truth.”
Discussing how the experience affected Tipping Point, he said: “I needed constant illness, constant dysfunction, and I, as usual, joined in the words and songs as always.”
The long-awaited seventh album of Tears For Fears, Tipping Point, will arrive on February 25, 2022 via Concord Records. You can pre-order / pre-save Here.