Great Job, Internet!: Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith lends his voice to this folksy dulcimer cover

Back in August, Arkansas musician Ted Yoder captured the internet’s heart with his lovely hammered dulcimer cover version of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears For Fears. Displaying his considerable skill on an arcane, obscure instrument, Yoder transformed the 1985 synth pop smash into a delicate, ethereal folk tune. The song’s familiar, durable melody proved remarkably adaptable to the hammered dulcimer, and Yoder’s video became a viral hit.

Word of the video’s success must have gotten back to the members of Tears For Fears themselves. That stalwart group is currently touring the United States, and two members of the traveling lineup, co-founder/vocalist Curt Smith and drummer Jamie Wollam, took the time to stop by Yoder’s place and add their talents to his version of “Everybody Wants To Rule The World.” The results could not be sweeter; Yoder is clearly thrilled to be …

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