After seven long years, Snow Patrol has something new for their fans. The UK band yesterday dropped “Don’t Give in,” the latest single from their upcoming album Wildness, and a video to go along with it.
The tune itself is exactly what you’d expect from the “Chasing Cars” hitmakers: heartfelt, beseeching and complete with an epic, arena-worthy chorus. Frontman Gary Lightbody doesn’t quite have the same melancholic lilt to his pipes, in its place a gravelly undertone that could’ve only come from struggle. And, true enough, “Don’t Give in” speaks of Lightbody’s battle with depression and alcoholism.
“‘Don’t Give In’ was originally about a friend going through a tough time but the more I wrote into it I realized it was about me and the struggle of making the album,” he said. “It took five years and was not easy, coupled with the struggle with depression I’ve had since I was a kid, so it has become the talisman of the album. The song that became a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
Wildness, slated for release on May 25, will be the outfit’s first studio album in seven years.
Watch the video for “Don’t Give in” below: