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Snow Patrol confirm new album title, One Hundred Million Suns, after newspaper slip

Snow Patrol

Story by Jack Foley

SNOW Patrol’s lead singer Gary Lightbody has been forced to confirm that the band’s new album will be called One Hundred Million Suns when it’s released later this year, possibly October.

Lightbody was forced to make the declaration on the band’s official website after drummer Jonny Quinn let slip the title in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph.

In talking about the album, Quinn told the paper: “It’s still very much melody- based, but it’s different too in ways from the other albums. It’s hard to know what everyone will make of it but we’re happy. I’d go as far as to say I think it’s our best album yet.”

The comments, though good news and promising in terms of content, prompted Lightbody to make some further comments directly to the band’s fans via their website – to clarify the uncertainty surrounding whether the album’s name was right.

He wrote: “Well, in this world of instant coffee, news, messaging and everything else this was bound to happen.

“In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph we let slip the working title of the album then said not to print it until we had finalised it with each other (and put it on this very site). Those words were not heeded and they printed it anyway.

“We’re sorry you didn’t hear it from us first but the album is indeed called A Hundred Million Suns.

“We will endeavour to make you guys the first to hear about everything else. It’s becoming increasingly hard but we’ll do our best.”

Quinn, meanwhile, did add in his interview that Snow Patrol did “want to get home to play a big gig for everyone next year”, but would probably play “a few smaller ones, with any luck, before Christmas”.