Manila's in for a big blast from the past. English duo Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) is set to perform live on May 2, 8 p.m. at the Araneta Coliseum.
Identified as one of the prime movers of New Wave music in the 1980s, the duo is known for their infectious beats, intellectual lyrics, and music videos that play with metaphors. They may have aged, but their sound hasn't.
SPOT.ph lists 10 Tears for Fears hits that we'd like to hear live this Sunday.
1. "Everybody Wants to Rule the World"
Just in time for the last leg of the campaign period, this song, according to Smith, is all about "everybody wanting power, about warfare and the misery it causes." Despite its serious bent, this tune is a joy to listen to, if only for its smart rhymes such as, "I can't stand this indecision married with a lack of vision." No wonder everybody wanted to memorize the lyrics back in 1985.
2. "Pale Shelter (You Don't Give Me Love)"
This song was a slow burn rather than an instant hit. It was released in 1982 but didn't get played often enough until much later. "It's a kind of a love song, though more referring to one's parents than to a girl," Orzabal explained. Tip: The repeated refrain, "You don't give me love," would make a nice ring tone.