New The Smiths x Tears For Fears Mashup Is Surprisingly Great

Ever wonder what it would sound like if the Smiths and Tears For Fears joined forces? Well, a surprisingly good new mashup of “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” surfaced about a week ago to answer that burning question. It’s a combination of the instrumental from the Smiths song and an acapella version of the Tears For Fears track done by Brat Productions, which is a website run by Daniel Barassi (who also serves as the webmaster for Depeche Mode’s website).

Here’s what Barassi had to say about the mashup:

Every time I go to clean my place, I play music. The problem is that I get distracted easily (SQUIRREL!). When I am organizing my records, I end up mixing. When I try to clean up digital files and folders, I end up messing around on the computer. This is an example of messing around gone right. Now, I did already mashup this particular Tears For Fears song before (TFF vs Fleetwood Mac), and it sounded pretty good, but this. . .wow. Granted, Curt is time compressed a bit more than I would normally, but the result is great (in my mad mind, at least). Enjoy! :)