Snow Patrol are back and sounding defiant on their brand new single, called Don't Give In.
The track - out now - is the Northern Irish-Scottish rock band's first new music seven years and heads up their forthcoming album Wildness, out on May 25.
Frontman Gary Lightbody explained the track is about his life long battle with depression and the struggle he faced making the new album which, he says, "took five years and was not easy... The song that became a self-fulfilling prophecy." Watch the video for Don't Give In below:
Wildness follows Snow Patrol's 2011 album Fallen Empires, which peaked at Number 3 on the Official Albums Chart. The band's chart-topping 2006 album Eyes Open is one of the UK's best-selling albums of all time, with 2.4 million combined sales.
The new album, Gary said, explores the search for clarity and connection, while lyrically it is inspired by his father, who is suffering from dementia, and his "favourite poet of all time" Seamus Heaney.
"I think it’s the first record I’ve ever written that I haven’t just asked a bunch of questions," he said. "I actually tried to figure out why I was unhappy, why I feel out of place, why I’m afraid. There’s nothing really to protect myself for - it’s all in the album. I want to remember.
“I think the album is defined by memory in a lot of ways,” says Lightbody, “including my father’s loss of memory.”
Snow Patrol have announced a run of small shows in London, New York City and Los Angeles ahead of the new record's release. Tickets go on sale on March 30 at 10am local time.