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Snow Patrol tease fans with video to announce new album release date

'New album? - Just say yes!!'

You could be happy (soon) Snow Patrol fans - as the band have released a teaser video which signals the release of their long-awaited new album release.

The Northern Ireland band are set to release their seventh record in 2018- but very little information has been released.

However on Monday, the band posted a short video on to their Facebook account showing lead singer Gary Lightbody adrift on a body of water. The 20 second clip ended by simply having the word Wildness and 25th May flash up on screen.

The band's frontman Gary Lightbody took to Instagram to announce the release.

He said: "Our first album in 7 years is out in May. It's called Wildness."

The band's fans were quick to put the band's lyrics to good use, with one commenting: "If I lay here, if I just lay here, would you release the music video faster?"

Earlier this month, Lightbody admitted he had been struggling with a case of writer's block on the new record, which he described as "terrifying".

"I had four years of writer's block on this one," he told BBC Radio Ulster's Sunday News . "It was only six months on (2011 album) Fallen Empires, so it seems to be getting worse.

"It's terrifying, you feel like you are useless, so there's a lot of depression that is attached to it as well, because the thing that you love and maybe the only gift that I have has deserted me.

"And you're kind of inconsolable really."

The singer said he was given a lot of advise from fellow musicians and friends on how to overcome the writer's block, with the the main point being to "keep writing - even if it's jibberish".

"I don't want anyone to ever see the piles of notepads in my house that I had to write through to get to the good stuff," he joked.

"But I'm more certain than I've ever been in my life that this record is an incredible one and I would never say that before, I wouldn't have the confidence to."

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