It has been seven years since Snow Patrol released Fallen Empires, and they have finally announced their new album Wildness, due out May 25th from Republic. Wildness also happens to be Snow Patrol’s seventh studio album.
“There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all it’s confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness,” frontman Gary Lightbody said in a press release. “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.”
Lightbody also says that their latest LP is inspired by his dad’s battle with dementia. “I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways including my father’s loss of memory.” The album was produced by their longtime collaborator Jacknife Lee and is described as an effort to stay true to their anthemic stadium-rock style while adapting their sound to new and fast-changing times.
The announce trailer is beautifully shot, and filled with images of Lightbody floating in space, dressed like an astronaut. It is scored by the melodic, string-filled new song, “Life On Earth.”
Don’t forget to preorder your copy of Wildness on exclusive blue and white vinyl here. It also includes early access to tickets to see Snow Patrol live.
Snow Patrol currently has several live dates set for the UK this summer, but keep your eyes peeled here for upcoming dates.
Check out the Wildness announce video below:
1. Life on Earth
2. Don’t Give In
3. Heal Me
5. A Dark Switch
6. What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?
7. A Youth Written in Fire
9. Wild Horses
10. Life and Death