Snow Patrol premiere “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?”

PERFORMED ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT AND THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

SHOWS CONFIRMED THROUGHOUT IRELAND & THE UK

NEW ALBUM WILDNESS OUT ON MAY 25TH VIA POLYDOR/ REPUBLIC RECORDS, THEIR FIRST IN SEVEN YEARS

Yesterday morning (May 2), Snow Patrol premiered the song “What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get? via a world first play on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program. Lowe called the song “deep and emotional” and you can listen to it here. In addition, the band concurrently debuted the cinematic and cathartic music video for the new song, which was directed by Brett Simon. Watch it here.

Snow Patrol appeared as musical guests on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on April 19th and The Late Late Show With James Corden on April 24th and performed “Don’t Give In,” the single from Wildness. Next week the band return to perform on Later With Jools Holland on BBC Two.

Recently, Snow Patrol debuted their music video for “Life On Earth,” a new song from Wildness. The music video was premiered first by British Astronaut Tim Peake and was shot at the European Space Agency in Holland. Watch the music video for “Life On Earth” here. The band also debuted the music video for “Don’t Give In,” the lead single from Wildness, and you can watch it here.

Snow Patrol have upcoming sold-out shows throughout Ireland & the UK in May (full dates below). Remaining tickets are available here.

On May 25th, Snow Patrol will return with Wildness, which 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 here.

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, 1+ billion global track streams, five UK Platinum Albums, and are Grammy, BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated. After their Fallen Empires tour ended in 2012, 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 favourite 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.” FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SNOW PATROL Taylor Vaughn Taylor.Vaughn@umusic.com

Mary Moyer mary@qprime.com

Emilio Herce emilio@qprime.com

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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

Tour dates:

Date City Venue
May 11 Derry, UK Millennium Forum
May 12 Cork, Ireland Opera House
May 14 Killarney, Ireland INEC
May 15 Dublin, Ireland Olympia Theater
May 16 Wexford, Ireland Opera House
May 18 Galway, Ireland Leisureland
May 20 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall

May 3, 2018 9:39am by Republic Records  

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