As previously reported here at Stargazed Magazine, the Swedish alternative rock band Smash Into Pieces has already released a video for the title track off their fifth album, “Arcadia”.
“For a while now we have talked about recording a cover but we just couldn’t make up our minds about what song”, said Per Bergquist. “After listening to our fans in to which song they would like us to record. I remember one girl writing to us about “Mad World”. After listening to the lyrics, letting it sink in, I just couldn’t think of a more perfect track that would fit better on the ARCADIA album than Mad World”
Tears for Fears released their original version of “Mad World” in 1982. It was later covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the film “Donnie Darko” in 2001. Give the version by Smash Into Pieces a listen here: