Listen to the new Tears for Fears song “Break the Man”
Tears for Fears released “Break the Man”, the third single from their upcoming album The tipping point. The track begins with haunting ambient sounds before the captivating vocals kick in.
The opening verse is a call to action, with Curt Smith singing, “It was never what I thought it was / It’s not who we are / It’s when someone was supposed to say, enough is enough.”
After continuing to lament the way people treat each other, the singer introduces a female lead for the chorus: “She’s the fire and the fallout / She reminds you of the things we never talk about / She’s the lover with the best plan to break a man.”
“‘Break The Man’ is about a strong woman and breaking the patriarchy,” Smith, who co-wrote the song with guitarist Charlton Pettus, explained in a press release. “I think a lot of the problems that we have as a country and even in the world to some extent stem from male dominance. It’s a song about a woman who is strong enough to break the man down. For me, it would be an answer to a lot of problems in the world – a better gender balance.
You can listen to “Break the Man” below.
The new single comes on the heels of “No Small Thing” and the title track, two previous tracks released from The tipping point. The album, which marks Tears for Fears’ first new album in 17 years, will be released on February 25. The group is scheduled to tour the United States starting in May.
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