Ugh. I was just looking up Tears for Fears news to find out if the release date of the new album had been announced. I had thought it would have come out last year, and, admittedly, I was a bit frustrated and surprised when it didn’t. To this day, Tears for Fears remains not just a favorite band, but certainly my favorite proggy pop or poppy prog band.
Here’s the “ugh.”
I had no idea that Roland Orzabal’s wife, Caroline, passed away last year.
Roland, you don’t know me in the least, but I am so, so sorry for your loss. I knew that something had happened when the tour got cancelled, but I’d assumed nothing as drastic and horrible as losing a family member.
Caroline had been a major part of Roland’s life and his music as his wife and best friend since the early 1980s. They married in 1982.
The Express and Star (Andy Richardson, January 13, 2018) writes:
Roland is finding his way into the day. He’s tired. Yesterday was a big day, a tough day. Though he’s still grieving Caroline – and how could he not, they were happily entwined for all of their adult lives, she was his rock – he’s trying to stay in the moment, rather than slip into the past.
Now, of course, my worries about no new TFF album in 2017 seem nothing short of absurd. Our condolences, Roland. May Caroline rest safely and happily in the embrace of eternity.