Major developments on TFF world. Roland just did an interview for Virgin Radio which at long last sheds a new light on the new album, now 7 years in the making. The story is that, at some point, they actually had an album finished, aided by some of the "top hit producers" in the world (probably the cover art that was doing the rounds on last year's tour signals how close they were to releasing this album). However, when Curt and Roland listened to the final version of this album, they didn't think it was very good, nor very Tears For Fears, and thus decided to shelve it and go back to the drawing board. The new album from "The Tipping Point" sessions retains "4 or 5" of the original album and features 5 brand new songs (probably written after Roland's wife passing), which the boys are very excited about. They're now looking to complete it by the end of this year. Here's the complete interview and below a transcription (by me) of the important parts regarding the new album: Virgin Radio Classic Artist: Tears for Fears We did a few songs which were kind of very strange. Our management at the time thought that we wouldn't get a current / modern album, whatever that means, so the process of speed dating with modern successful pop songwriters began. Rightly or wrongly, probably wrongly. So we would go with an open mind to these songwriters studios and 9 times out of 10, they would have pre-programmed a version of "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" or "Head Over Heels". Meanwhile, me and Curt were listening to this incomplete album and we're going 'It's not very good'. We're trying too hard to sound like other people and we don't want to do that. We don't want to try to get a hit single. We wanna make something that moves us. We wanna make something that's gonna be great to play live. So we're now back in the studio. I'm gonna say 4 or 5 tracks of the original album will remain, and they are cracking tunes. But we're now working on 5 new songs which have got so much more heart and sound so much more like Tears For Fears. So fingers crossed, it's going very very well at the moment (although I've said that a million times in the past), and we'll get it done by the end of this year.