The song features on 'Wildness', the band's first album in seven years
Snow Patrol have shared the official video for their new song, ‘Life On Earth’.
The track is taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Wildness’, which is the band’s first record in seven years.
The video was filmed at the European Space Agency in Holland and was launched via astronaut Tim Peake’s Twitter account. It features clips of space as well as pregnancy ultrasounds, and frontman Gary Lightbody exploring a space station. Watch it below.
The track follows the lead single from ‘Wildness’, ‘Don’t Give In’. The album is due for release on May 25 via Polydor Records. The tracklisting is as follows:
‘Life On Earth’
‘Don’t Give In’
‘A Dark Switch’
‘What If This Is All The Love You Ever Get?’
‘A Youth Written In Fire’
‘Life And Death’
Snow Patrol have confirmed a series of live dates for next month in Northern Ireland and the Republic Of Ireland. Any remaining tickets are available here. They will play:
Derry, Millennium Forum (May 11)
Cork, Opera House (12)
Killarney, INEC (14)
Dublin, Olympia Theater (15)
Wexford, Opera House (16)
Galway, Leisureland (18)
Belfast, Ulster Hall (20)
Speaking about the new album in a press release, Lightbody said: “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 centred around. The loss of it. Trying to reconnect with it. To remember it.”
The frontman recently opened up about his battle with depression and alcoholism. “Winston Churchill had a great name for depression: his black dog. And I think that was probably it – it was just an animal of some sort that just lived with me… and that frightened me,” Lightbody told The Telegraph. “Now I understand you have to put your arm around it. The only way to conquer a fear is to face it, and make friends with it, because then it doesn’t have any power over you.”