The band has already released four singles from the album, starting with the great “Called Out Into The Dark”, which is finally getting some airplay in the US. “This Isn’t Everything You Are” was the second track.
Right now, my favorite song on the album is a track called “New York”, which is the third single from the album.
It might be a US only single, as they’re releasing a different track in the UK (I may be wrong about this). Either way, I really love this song and hope they give it a proper release. So good!
“New York” Live at RAK Studios:
It’s such a beautiful ballad. Definitely a standout track and sure to be a classic Snow Patrol song.
“In The End” is the next official release from the album. It’ll be released in the UK on the 13th of February.
It’s a great track, not as amazing as “New York”, but still a solid song from Snow Patrol.
Gary Lightbody has such a great voice – both as a singer and as a song-writer. There’s a great roughness in his voice that exudes vulnerability and works brilliantly with ballads. He’s also a brilliant song-writer, as solidified by all the great covers of his songs, including Leona Lewis‘ smashing cover of “Run”.
Snow Patrol recently announced their North America Tour, which kicks off at the end of March in Florida and ends in Texas mid May. The great Ed Sheeran is the opening act, so it’s going to be a fantastic show. Check out all their tour dates on Snow Patrol’s website.
Fallen Empires is a solid album.. if you don’t already have a copy, get it! You’re missing out.
I’m not sure what the cross section of U2 and Broadway fans is, but “Rise Above 1″ from the Spiderman Turn Off The Dark soundtrack is quite good. Actually, it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.
It’s undeniably got U2 all over it. It’s a great U2 power ballad – with great story and subject matter. It’s heavy on the emotions, as well as The Edge‘s guitar riffs. Of course, there’s also the epic and anthemic chorus, as expected from U2.
I like Reeve Carney‘s voice, but I’m not sure it works well with Bono. Reeve does have a great voice and being on Broadway, I’m sure he can sing. But it’s not as powerful as Bono’s and the vocals are unbalanced. But then again, it’s Bono… not too many can hold court with him. While Reeve is credited with the song, it should really be Bono and The Edge featuring Reeve.
I’ve not heard the rest of the soundtrack, nor seen the show, but I’m curious as to how it sounds in the production, and the songs sequel, “Rise Above 2″. I wouldn’t mind hearing a version sans Reeve as a b-side on a future U2 project. For now, the studio cut of “Rise Above 1″ from the Spiderman Turn Off The Dark Soundtrack will suffice.
Here’s a live performance of the song from American Idol: