Tears For Fears co-founder Curt Smith this week announced the impending release of Deceptively Heavy, his fourth solo album, and first in five years, as he prepares to return to the studio next week with Roland Orzabal to work on what could become the follow-up to their band’s 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending.
Smith will release the 11-track Deceptively Heavy digitally worldwide on July 16 (see artwork and full tracklist below), with a physical release through Amazon.com “a couple weeks later.”
The album is Smith’s first since 2008’s Halfway, Pleased.
As for Tears For Fears, Smith this week revealed on Twitter that the band will enter the studio next Monday to begin recording. It’s not yet known exactly what the band is planning, but, earlier this year, TFF revamped its official website to mark the 30th anniversary of debut album The Hurting.
The site proclaims:
“Thanks for an amazing 30 years. This year is going to be a big one. Get ready!
— Curt & Roland”
Tracklist: Curt Smith, Deceptively Heavy
1. “Beautiful Failure”
3. “Hold It Together”
4. “My Point”
5. “All Is Love”
6. “Porn Star”
7. “Well Enough”
8. “Heaven’s Sake”
11. “Some Secrets”
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Vintage Video: Tears For Fears, ‘In My Mind’s Eye’ — watch out-of-print 1984 concert film
- Tears For Fears sets short West Coast tour this September; Latin America concerts in works
- Video: Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith on ‘Psych’
- Tears For Fears’ Roland Orzabal is 49 today; watch ‘Head Over Heels’ live in ‘83
- Tears for Fears set summer North American tour following Spandau Ballet trek