Tears for Fears, named after a phrase found in Arthur Janov's book Prisoners of Pain, is a British pop
outfit formed in 1981 in Bath, England, by Roland Orzabal
and Curt Smith
, two school friends and ex-members of Graduate
. Initially associated with new wave
and the new romantic
movements, the duo's earliest work (through 1983's The Hurting) was explicitly based around the confusion and angst of adolescence.