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WILDNESS press – part I

Here are some news articles about the release of WILDNESS, Snow Patrol’s new album set to be released in May.

Radio.com: Snow Patrol Return With New Album ‘Wildness’

“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,” explains Snow Patrol singer and songwriter, Gary Lightbody, in a press statement. “Something primal, alive and beautiful that speaks to our true connectivity, our passion, our love, our communion with nature and each other.  [read more]

Spin.com: Snow Patrol Announce New Album Wildness

While Snow Patrol took a step back in recent years, frontman Gary Lightbody remained active with his R.E.M. tribute supergroup Tired Pony and recorded a song with Taylor Swift for her album Red. But in a lengthy statement announcing Wildness, Lightbody acknowledges suffering from writer’s block. He cites a number of personal factors that inspired him to create more music for Snow Patrol, including his father’s battle with dementia, his own decision to stop drinking, and his relationship with his goddaughters. [read more]

PasteMagazine.com: Snow Patrol Announce Wildness, Their First New Album in Seven Years

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 [sic] 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. [read more]

Pitchfork.com: Snow Patrol Detail Wildness, First New Album in 7 Years

Snow Patrol have shared more details about Wildness, their first new record since 2011’s Fallen Empires. It arrives May 25 via Republic. Below, check out the Wildness tracklist, artwork, and trailer. The album was produced by Jacknife Lee. “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.  [read more]

EW.com: Snow Patrol announces first album in 7 years

This is the first album from the group since 2011’s Fallen Empires, when they took an extended break to work on solo projects. “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,” says the band’s frontman Gary Lightbody of the new body of work. “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.” [read more]

JOE.com: Snow Patrol announce first album in seven years

The Irish and Scottish band last released a full-length record back in 2011 entitled Fallen Empires. It charted in the top five in both the UK and US. Set for release on 25 May, Wildness explores the band’s searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody mentions that the new tracks tap into something raw and primitive, as the album’s title would suggest. [read more]

NME.com: Snow Patrol announce first new album in seven years

The Gary Lightbody-fronted band last released a full-length record in 2011 with their sixth studio album ‘Fallen Empires’, which charted in the top five in both the UK and US. The band’s apparent hiatus is now over, with Snow Petrol set to return to action later this year with the forthcoming release of ‘Wildness’. Set to be released on Republic on May 25, the 10-track album has been produced by Jacknife Lee – you can watch a trailer for the record below. [read more]

VentsMagazine.com: Snow Patrol return with Wildness on May 25th via Republic Records 

On May 25th, Snow Patrol will return with Wildness, their first album in seven years, 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, and lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album. [read more]

BelfastTelegraph.co.uk: Snow Patrol share trailer of new music ahead of album release

Snow Patrol have shared a short clip of their new music ahead of the release of their upcoming album, Wildness. On Thursday, the Northern Ireland band posted the sneak peek on to their Facebook page. Their seventh studio album is due to be released on May 25.
Snow Patrol first began to tease their new music in January by posting a short video showing lead singer Gary Lightbody adrift on a body of water. The 20 second clip ended by simply having the word Wildness and 25th May flash up on screen. Lightbody then took to Instagram to announce the release. He said: “Our first album in 7 years is out in May. It’s called Wildness.” [read more]

RockShotMag.co.uk: Snow Patrol Scratch Their Seven Year Itch

Seven years is a long time in the music world. Aspiring children have grown up and stormed the charts. Whole new genres of music have evolved and created their own categories. And Gary Lightbody-led quintet Snow Patrol have (finally) produced album number seven – Wildness. The Chasing Cars hit makers never officially broke up, or went on hiatus following 2011’s Fallen Empires, going on to put out a greatest hits collection in 2013 with some supporting shows and so were always expected to return. Even with Lightbody putting out two records with his Tired Pony outfit, a collaboration with R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, producer Jacknife Lee and featuring collaborations with Editors frontman Tom Smith and Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan, a return to the stage for Snow Patrol was on the horizon. [read more]

GoseeLiveMusic.co: Snow Patrol Detail New Album ‘Wildness’

Snow Patrol have given us the tracklisting, album artwork and a teaser trailer for their new album Wildness. It will be the band’s first in seven years and will follow 2011’s Fallen Empires. The official release date is May 25 via Republic. 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. 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. [read more]

List.co.uk: Snow Patrol’s new album for May

Snow Patrol will drop their first album in seven years on May 25 when they release ‘Wildness’Snow Patrol have announced their first album in seven years.The ‘Chasing Cars’ hitmakers will release ‘Wildness’ – a follow up to 2011’s ‘Fallen Empires’ – on May 25, and frontman Gary Lightbody has admitted the record will tap into “something raw and primitive”. He said: “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. “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.” [read more]

UnderTheRadarMag.com: Snow Patrol Announce First New Album in Seven Years, Share Album Trailer

Snow Patrol have announced a new album, Wildness, and shared a trailer for the album. Wildness is due out May 25 via Republic. It’s the band’s first new album in seven years, since 2011’s Fallen Empires. Below is the album trailer, followed by the album’s tracklist. Gary Lightbody had this to say about the album in a press release: “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. 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.” [read more]

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