Weekday Wayback: Tears for Fears- Songs from the Big Chair

Funnily enough, Tears for Fears came to Colorado on tour earlier this month, which slipped my mind until I sat down to write this Weekday Wayback. Songs from the Big Chair is their second album (released in 1985). It reached number one here in the United States on the charts. One track, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", was recently covered by Lorde in a dark re-interpretation for the soundtrack to Catching Fire in the Hunger Games franchise. Another pop culture revitalization of Tears for Fears occurred when Curt Smith cameoed on the tv series Psych in multiple episodes as himself, among other nods to the band interspersed throughout the series. "Shout" is perhaps the one of the band's most well-known songs, but with so many other wonderful tracks, Songs from the Big Chair is a perfect way to familiarize yourself with more of their work. "Mother's Talk" and "Broken" both have lyrics with just the right amount of bite, while "Head Over Heels" captures yearning sonically in a very unique yet relatable way. Once again, here is a classic new wave album that deserves a place in your heart, if not vinyl collection as well.

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