New Album releases: Snow Patrol, Ryley Walker and Island Reggae

That hiatus seems to have brought a new calmness and simplicity to their music – the default sound here is percussive yet restrained – but it has also allowed songwriter Gary Lightbody to bring artistic perspective to a number of personal issues.

Soon, which deals with his father’s dementia, is heartbreaking: “The secret storms of your wild youth,” he sings, “now just gentle breezes, warm.”

Equally impressive though are a number of songs detailing his own rescue by an unnamed woman from booze-filled unhappiness: Heal Me, with its beautiful…
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