Snow Patrol scrap new album sessions and start afresh
In a recent interview for NME, Snow Patrol’s frontman Gary Lightbody revealed that the band had actually recorded an entire album worth additional material when recording their latest (as of this moment) album Fallen Empires, but recently decided to discard those tracks and start writing anew.
“We recorded a second album during the ‘Fallen Empires’ session. But we’ve scrapped that one now. The songs I’ve been writing recently are light years away from anything I’ve ever done. It’s mind-boggling stuff,” said Gary.
In Lightbody’s words, though their 2011 album Fallen Empires is doing pretty good in Europe, it didn’t do as well in USA as they would’ve wanted, and he won’t be happy until the band is huge in America and in the whole world in general: “I’m never satisfied with what I’ve been given,” he admitted, “I’m greatly honoured and blessed with everything we have, but I want to be playing in huge stadiums around the world. I’m always striving to make the best album. I don’t want to settle for anything less.”
Snow Patrol will be working with a number of producers to record their new album, including Jacknife Lee who’s been with the band through several albums already, but is inclined to think it would be best if the band tried out other record producers as well.
Fallen Empires was released in November 2011 internationally, but saw a North American release in January this year. Snow Patrol are currently playing a number of festival and headline shows. Visit their official website for the complete tour schedule.