Snow Patrol’s new CD, Fallen Empires releases today. Want to know what’s a bigger deal to me than that? Very little.
I was thinking about why I love Snow Patrol and it hit me: I think they do a better job in their music than most anyone of capturing what it means to be human. And I think that’s what I’m looking for in art. It’s why I love Snow Patrol, and Peter Gabriel, and Cameron Crowe movies, and John Irving novels, and why I thought Friday Night Lights was probably the best TV show of the last decade.
Anyone can write songs about wanting to get rich, movies with exploding cars are a dime a dozen, and it’s not that difficult to make people laugh, but someone who can really reach down into your heart and make you feel, feel what it’s like to be human.