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Wildness Out May 25, Their First In Seven Years


02 May 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Today, Snow Patrol unveil, What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? , the latest track off their forthcoming album, Wildness out May 25 via Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. In addition, the band concurrently debuted the cinematic and cathartic music video for the new song, which was directed by Brett Simon (The Killers, Rise Against, Queens of the Stone Age). Watch it here.

Earlier this month, Snow Patrol appeared as musical guests on both 
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show With James Corden, to perform their current single, “Don’t Give In”. Keeping the momentum going, the band is set to perform on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two next week.

Most recently, Snow Patrol shared their music video for “
Life On Earth”. The music video was premiered first by British Astronaut Tim Peake and was shot at the European Space Agency in Holland. The video arrived as follow up to the previously debuted visuals for, “Don’t Give In”, the lead single from Wildness. 

On May 25, Snow Patrol return with their first record in seven years, Wildness. The album finds the band searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album, “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other. This is the kind of wildness the album is centered around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.” Watch the album trailer for Snow Patrol’s Wildness 

Since their 1998 debut, Songs for Polarbears, Snow Patrol have racked up an impressive number of critical and commercial accolades, including 15 million global album sales, over 1 billion global track streams, five UK platinum albums, and a Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nomination. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, the band members —which also include multi-instrumentalist Johnny McDaid, guitarist Nathan Connolly, bassist Paul Wilson, and drummer Jonny Quinn — decided to take a step back from the band, and focus on their own projects. Gary Lightbody continued his work with his Tired Pony side project with members of Belle and Sebastian, R.E.M, Reindeer Section and Fresh Young Fellows and moved to Los Angeles to begin writing songs for movies (including “This Is How You Walk On” for 2017’s Gifted), and doing a number of high-profile co-writes with Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Biffy Clyro, and One Direction. Taking this extended break from Snow Patrol proved to be a source of inspiration and writing songs that were not pulled directly from his own psyche helped heal what Lightbody considered to be not so much writer’s block as life block.

It’s in this search for clarity and connection that these songs were written and refined. “I think it’s the first record I’ve ever written that I haven’t just asked a bunch of questions. I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I’m afraid,” says Lightbody. “There’s nothing really to protect myself for-- it’s all in the album. I want to remember.” This impulse was partially inspired by Lightbody’s father, who is suffering from dementia. I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways,” says Lightbody, “including my father’s loss of memory.”


“Seamus Heaney, my favorite poet of all time, said at 71 that he was only discovering what some of his poetry means, and this is coming from a Nobel Prize-winning poet. It’s a great testament to inspiration,” says Lightbody. “Sometimes it takes you five years to write the thing. Like now. And you know for sure when you finish an album like that, where you’ve poured over every detail and put every atom of yourself into it, everything makes sense and I bet you I’m never not proud of this record.”


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Wildness Track Listing

1.     Life On Earth

2.     Don’t Give In

3.     Heal Me

4.     Empress

5.     A Dark Switch

6.     What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?

7.     A Youth Written In Fire

8.     Soon

9.     Wild Horses

10.  Life And Death