Eighties pop stars Tears For Fears have blasted reports they're reforming
to capitalise on Gary Jules' chart-topping cover of their song Mad World.
CURT SMITH and ROLAND ORZABAL's composition gained renewed popularity when
Jules' rendition featured on cult movie Donnie Darko and later became a number
one single, but the duo insist three years of songwriting was the only motive
return to the music industry.
Orzabal says, "What kind of weird synchronicity would be afoot if we had
new product ready at the same time that Mad World was at number one in the UK?
That would be very strange indeed.
"We've actually been working on new stuff for three years now. We've
resolved all the... I suppose you could call them personal issues... in one
quick phone call.
"We were always going to get back together. So Gary Jules had very little
to do with it, thank you."