New Snow Patrol Album, Written With Fans, Out Friday

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Snow Patrol and the Saturday Songwriters will release a five-track EP on Friday (August 21st). Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody spent 11 weeks writing the album over Instagram live. These "Saturday Songwrite" sessions featured up to 5,000 fans tuning in to help write the lyrics.

Lightbody told Billboard, "I didn't expect it to produce so many songs. We did 12 in 11 weeks, but the main thing was that it was the place everybody could share out in the open. I really enjoyed it. We're going to do one more Songwrite the day after the EP comes out. "

Proceeds from the album will go to The Trussell Trust, nationwide network of food banks in the U.K.