New 2018 release from Snow Patrol
It may have been a while since you thought about Snow Patrol — their breakthrough album Final Straw was released in 2003, and their most recent studio project, Fallen Empires, came at the end of 2011. Now the Irish-Scottish rock quintet has announced their first new album in seven years, Wildness, which is due out May 25, 2018 from Universal's Republic Records.
Since releasing their debut album in 1998 Snow Patrol has gone on to be one of the biggest acts in the world. With more than 10 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 U.K. Platinum awards, 6 Brit Award nominations, 1 Grammy nomination, 1 Mercury Music-Prize nomination, a massive and passionate fan base.
But in a lengthy statement announcing Wildness, frontman Gary Lightbody acknowledges suffering from writer's block. He cites a number of personal factors that subsequently 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.