I Love You But I'm Lost

Album: Rule The World (2017)
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  • Tears For Fears' first new song in 13 years, this was one of two new tracks recorded for the band's greatest hits collection, Rule The World, which was released on November 10, 2017.
  • The song was written by Tears For Fears with Bastille's Dan Smith and producer Mark Crew. "We had two days with them and that was it, in a little windowless studio," band member Roland Orzabal told The Sun. "Sometimes you go into these things and it's like speed dating. It's a very modern way of working. I think a guy we worked with in LA had Britney Spears in the day before."

    "When we met Dan and Mark, they didn't have another version of Everybody Wants To Rule The World prepared. They had something quite different and that was our starting point," he added. "And Dan is a singer so it was like a 'who could be the loudest in the room competition' between us both and in the end 'I Love You But I'm Lost' was born."
  • Speaking about the track in a press release, Roland Orzabal said: "This song is about the haziness, the blurred lines within a relationship, the sense of having someone and losing someone in the same instant; like putting your arms around that person only for them to instantly disappear into vapors, the idea or ideal of someone who is impossible to pin down or own."

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