UK: Tears For Fears Honored by Ivors
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Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears have been honored with the award for Outstanding Song Collection at the Ivors, the UK’s and arguably the world’s most prestigious songwriting awards.
The Tears for Fears’ song collection includes a string of masterpieces including ‘Mad World’, ‘Shout (https://
Their albums including The Hurting, Songs From The Big Chair, and The Seeds Of Love are characterized by their exquisite songwriting, perfectionist production and pioneering discussion of previously taboo subjects such as mental health and depression, a point touched on in his acceptance speech by Orzabal who also praised the BMG team.
Alistair Norbury, BMG President Repertoire and Marketing UK, said, “Curt and Roland’s music is played and resonates around the world nearly 40 years since they first began. This Ivors Award is truly deserved and represents not just their astounding success, but more importantly their cultural impact which continues to be seen in today’s generations of artists. We are delighted to congratulate them on this honor.”
September 22, 2021 4:00am ET by Pressparty