Curt Smith Goes Solo

Curt Smith, the singing/bass-playing half of Tears for Fears has a new album due in May. Halfway Pleased, to be released on his own Kook imprint, is Smith's first release under his own name--his '90s solo project was called Mayfield--and also his first since the last TFF album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending in 2004.

As for for future TFF endeavors, Smith told Billboard, "We've left it open. The thing is, neither of us wants to plan that far ahead. We're probably sick of the sight of each other after four and a half years of recording and touring. But we didn't say like we did in 1990, 'I don’t want to work with you again.' We're still decompressing."