Editors’ Notes Snow Patrol’s seventh album had a lengthy gestation, for understandable reasons. In the seven years following 2011’s Fallen Empires, frontman Gary Lightbody struggled with alcoholism, depression, and writer’s block. He’s arrived at a better place via psychotherapy, acupuncture, and the unflinching soul-searching that runs through this record. There’s desperation in “What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get?” (“I’m in the ruins too/I know the wreckage so well”) and a heart-stopping vulnerability to “Soon,” an address to his dementia-stricken father. But Wildness marks a path out of, not into, darkness: The new-day optimism of “Heal Me” and “Life and Death” is complemented throughout by a band revitalizing their stadium-ready alt-rock with electronic flourishes and strains of folk and R&B.
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
Life On Earth (Alternate Version)
Don't Give In (Alternate Version)
Heal Me (Alternate Version)
What If This Is All the Love You Ever Get? (Alternate Version)
Soon (Alternate Version)
15 Songs, 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
May 25, 2018
A Polydor Records Release; ℗ 2018 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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