The Smith’s Song “All Around Me Are Familiar Faces” Lyrics

“Mad World” is a song by the British band Tears for Fears, written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith in 1982. Curt Smith is an English singer, musician, songwriter, record producer, co-founding member of Tears for Fears, and childhood friend of Roland Orzabal.

Smith plays bass guitar, co-wrote several of the band’s songs, and sang lead vocals on the hits “Mad World,” “Pale Shelter,” “Change,” “The Way You Are,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and “Advice for the Young at Heart.”

“Mad World” has since been covered by many artists, including a 2001 version recorded by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the film Donnie Darko, released in 2003.

All Around Me Are Familiar Faces

Quick points of the song

Song – Mad World

Singer– Curt Smith

Produced by – Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum

Written By – Roland Orzabal 

Released Date – September 20, 1982


Artist’s Biography

Birth Name: Curt Smith

Date of Birth: 24 June 1961

Place of Birth: Bath, Somerset, England

Age: 61 years (as of 2022)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor

Years active: 1978-present

Instagram: Not Available

Twitter: @curtsmith


Who is the producer of the song?

The song “Mad World” was produced by Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum. Hughes, also known as Merrick, is a British music producer, songwriter, and drummer for Adam and the Ants. Ross Cullum is a British composer, record producer, songwriter, mixer, A&R, and music industry consultant. He formed a production collaboration with Hughes. Together they worked with Adam and the Ants, Tears for Fears, Wang Chung, Paul McCartney, Ric Ocasek, and others.

Who wrote the song Mad World?

Roland Orzabal is an English musician, record producer, singer-songwriter, and author. He is famous as a co-founder of Tears for Fears, of which he is the primary songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists such as Oleta Adams. In 2014, Orzabal published his first novel.