Snow Patrol have released a brand-new EP. Written and recorded during lockdown, ‘The Fireside Sessions’ is out now and is made up of five songs written with the band’s fans during a series of streams on Instagram Live dubbed ‘Saturday Songwrite’. In a nod to this collaboration, The Fireside Sessions is released under the banner of Snow Patrol And The Saturday Songwriters. The EP was produced by Iain Archer and is released digitally and on CD.
Speaking about how ‘The Fireside Sessions’ came about, frontman Gary Lightbody says, “During lockdown I wrote a song each Saturday on Instagram Live. People from all over the world participated and each week there was 4 or 5 thousand people involved over the course of the hour: The Saturday Songwriters. They would suggest chords and lyrics and I would put them all together and add in a few of my own where appropriate but my unwritten rule was that there would be lyrics from a Saturday Songwriter in each line of the song. We did it for 11 weeks and wrote 12 songs together. It was a lot of fun.”
Completing the EP’s tracklisting alongside ‘Reaching Out To You’ are ‘On The Edge Of All This’, ‘The Curve Of Earth’, ‘Dance With Me’ and ‘Light Years’. ‘The Fireside Sessions’ follow’s last year’s ‘Reworked’ album, which saw the quintet offer up alternate versions of iconic tracks alongside some deep cuts. ‘Reworked’ reached Number 3 in the UK charts and this week has just hit Silver certification in the UK.