Snow Patrol – Building Fallen Empires

Snow Patrol recently passed through Australia for a couple of acoustic gigs as the alternative rock/pop outfit continues to navigate the globe behind their latest album Fallen Empires. While in Sydney, the band’s charismatic frontman Gary Lightbody kindly took the time to speak with Music Feeds about the trials and triumphs that went into writing Snow Patrol’s sixth studio album.

Opening up about the creative struggles the popular musician endured during the penning of Fallen Empires, Lightbody explained that Snow Patrol’s current single Lifening was the catalyst in overcoming his lengthy battle with writer’s block. The charming singer then goes on to credit The Suburbs by Arcade Fire as having a profound affect on himself and the band while praising the award-winning record as being perhaps the greatest album of the last decade.

When speaking on the risks of exposing relationships through song the lighthearted Lightbody jokes that he doesn’t need music to repel women but on a more earnest note feels that his raw, personal style of lyricism neither benefits nor detracts from would-be female suitors.

With Lightbody being as gracious and unguarded as the music that has shaped Snow Patrol into such a cherished act around the world, it’s clear to see from Lighbody’s approachable attitude why Snow Patrol has developed such a strong and loyal global fan base.

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