Snow Patrol announce first new album in seven years

'Wildness' will be the first full-length LP from the band since 2011's 'Fallen Empires', their sixth studio album

Snow Patrol have announced their first new album in nearly 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.

Speaking about the release of ‘Wildness’, Lightbody elaborated on the significance behind the record’s name.

“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,” he said.

“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 centred around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”

See the tracklist for ‘Wildness’ below.

01 Life on Earth
02 Don’t Give In
03 Heal Me
04 Empress
05 A Dark Switch
06 What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?
07 A Youth Written in Fire
08 Soon
09 Wild Horses
10 Life and Death