I Love You But I'm Lost

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"I Love You But I'm Lost"
Tears For Fears I Love You But I'm Lost cover.jpg
Single by Tears for Fears
Released 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2017
Length 4:21
Label Virgin EMI
Producer(s) Mark Crew
Tears for Fears singles chronology
"Ready Boy & Girls?"
"I Love You But I'm Lost"

"Ready Boy & Girls?"
"I Love You But I'm Lost"

"I Love You But I'm Lost" is a song by Tears for Fears, released as a single in October 2017.[1] It was the band's first new original release in over a decade, and was one of two new tracks included on the band's greatest hits collection, Rule the World – The Greatest Hits, which was released on 10 November 2017. A video for the song, filmed at Dirty Laundry bar in Los Angeles, was released online in December 2017.

The song was written by Tears for Fears members Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, 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."[2]

"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."[2]

Speaking about the track in a press release, 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."[3]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download

  1. "I Love You But I'm Lost" – 4:21