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Watch: Snow Patrol share trailer of new music ahead of album release

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol have shared a short clip of their new music ahead of the release of their upcoming album, Wildness.

On Thursday, the Northern Ireland band posted the sneak peek on to their Facebook page.

Their seventh studio album is due to be released on May 25.

Snow Patrol first began to tease their new music in January by posting a short video 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.

Lightbody then took to Instagram to announce the release.

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

Earlier this year, 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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