Yes, I know there are a hundred million bands out there with upcoming albums and I don’t write about many of them, but that’s because Snow Patrol is my absolute favorite, so you’re going to get news about them.
Back in late May I let you guys know that the band was working on a new album per their website, but try as I might, more info wasn’t to be had. But now we have the album name and U.S. release date. Although I’m a bit late, as it was announced back on August 16th.
It’s called A Hundred Million Suns and you’ll see it on iTunes and in record stores October 28th. Their first single off the album, Take Back the City, will be released on October 13th in the U.K.
I love the name, even though we don’t really have any background on why they called what they did. Band frontman, Gary Lightbody praises their latest work:
“I’m so proud of this record. Everybody played out of their skin. Garret (Jacknife Lee) continued his progression from maverick genius to one of the best producers in the world. Musically, lyrically and sonically the best record we’ve made.”
The album was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin, where David Bowie made Low, Heroes and Lodger, and also at Grouse Lodge deep in the Irish countryside.
A Hundred Million Suns was written by Snow Patrol and produced by Garret “Jacknife” Lee (REM, Block Party, U2).