Elemental is the fourth album by the Britishpop band Tears for Fears. It was released on 7 June 1993 and includes the hit single "Break It Down Again". The album peaked at #5 in the UK and #45 in the US. It also reached the Top 10 in France and Italy and the Top 30 in several European countries. It has been certified Silver in the UK, and Gold in the US and France.
Elemental was the first new Tears for Fears album in four years, following 1989's The Seeds of Love. However, despite being released under the Tears for Fears moniker, it was essentially a solo effort by Roland Orzabal as Curt Smith had left the band by this time. For much of the writing and recording, Orzabal was assisted by Alan Griffiths, who had been a session musician for Tears For Fears' world tour in 1985. It was recorded at Orzabal's newly built home studio, Neptune's Kitchen.
Elemental was the last album that Tears For Fears recorded for the Phonogram/Mercury label, whom the band had been signed to since 1981.