"Mad World" is typical of a Tears For Fears tune, with a striking contrast between the upbeat music and the darker, more serious lyrics.
The message of "Mad World" by Tears For Fears seems so relevant in 2020 and 2021.
In the video Curt is seen staring out a window while Roland busts a series of unstoppable new wave dance moves, perhaps early rave technique, sometimes mistaken for a nervous air traffic controller.
The short birthday party scene includes the duo's real friends and family, including Curt's mother and his then-wife Lynne.
Start the clip around the two minute mark if you would rather skip some of Curt Smith's depressive ramblings.
Back in April 2020, Curt Smith and his daughter performed this moving acoustic version.