On May 25th, Snow Patrol will return with Wildness, their first album in seven years.

Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “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.”

Wildness Track Listing:

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

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.