Snow Patrol’s brand-new EP, ‘The Fireside Sessions’ is out now. Written and recorded during lockdown, the EP is made up of five songs written with the band’s fans during a series of streams on Instagram Live dubbed ‘Saturday Songwriter’.
In a nod to this collaboration, ‘The Fireside Sessions’ will be released under the banner of Snow Patrol And The Saturday Songwriters. The EP was produced by Iain Archer.
The band are partnering with the Trussell Trust Charity for the EP and all proceeds from the project will go to the anti-poverty charity. The trust supports a nationwide network of food banks to provide emergency support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
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.”
The band previously shared the EP’s lead cut, “Reaching Out To You”, while the EP is completed by “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 was recently certified Silver by the Official Charts.
‘The Fireside Sessions’ EP is out now and can be bought here.